An activist, Oluwatosin Adeniji has accused Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the #RevolutionNow movement and Publisher of Sahara Reporters, of pocketing an #EndSARS grant she claimed Sowore and his lawyer collected on her behalf.
Oluwatosin Adeniji, who is one of the devotees of the #RevolutionNow movement said Sowore and his lawyer applied for a grant without her knowledge she was in prison last year.
Recall that she served some time at the Suleja prison in 2020 after she and five others were arrested for staging an #EndSARS protest in front of the National Assembly.
Oluwatosin has since been released but she took to her Twitter page to call out Sowore and his lawyer, Tope Akinyode for applying for a grant on her behalf but failed to disburse the money to her.
Her tweet reads;
@YeleSowore, it’s sad that you of all people could take advantage of my predicament. I went to prison last year November over #EndSARS but you decided to apply for a grant in my name without informing me, before, during, and after the application was made.
“Fast forward to January, I found out that a grant was applied for in my name but since you @YeleSowore was in detention I had to ask your lawyer @TopeAkinyod because I found out that he was the lawyer involved in the process.
“First, you admitted that a grant was applied for in my name through the late Innocent Chukwuma but you are not sure he submitted the application till his death. You also raised concerns that it is possible that the late Innocent submitted the application and someone went behind your back to get the funds. This sounds absolutely unbelievable, especially coming from a man of your kind who would cross seven seas to unravel a mystery.
“I really feel oppressed and sad that after giving my commitment to serve in your movement for years to fight a system of oppression, the same you is this person dishing out all this oppression and lies just to get away with it.”
However, Sowore, a former Presidential candidate for the African Alliance Congress has denied the claim.