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Sowore Swims In Another Scandal, Accused Of Pocketing #EndSARS Grant

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Sowore Swims In Another Scandal, Accused Of Pocketing #EndSARS Grant

Omoyele Sowore of #RevolutionNow movement has been accused of pocketing a grant he applied on behalf of, Oluwatosin Adeniji, a member of the movement.

News Mail Nigeria reports that Oluwatosin Adeniji claims that Sowore applied for a grant on her behalf while she was in police custody during the 2020 #EndSARS protest.

You would recall that Oluwatosin Adeniji and five others were arrested for staging #EndSARS protest at the premises of the National Assembly in November. They were charged for unlawful assembly and later released on bail.

Adenije made this allegation on Twitter today, Tuesday, 14 April, 2021 via her handle @callmerahila. Read her words below : 

She wrote, “A THREAD

@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.

not even my consent, yet we live under the same roof.

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.

He admitted they you both applied for a grant in my name but you didn’t tell me because he feels you want to make it a surprise and that he doesn’t know the current status that I should find out from you
@yelesowore
said it was meant to be a surprise, I waited this long hoping you will inform me but you didn’t. I decided to take the bold step yesterday by demanding my grant funds from you.

First, you admitted that a grant was applied for in my name through Late Innocent Chukwuma but you are not sure he submitted the application till his death. You also raised concerns that it is possible that Late Innocent submitted the application and someone went behind your…
Tosin Adeniji #EndSARSFireWater pistolRainbow
@callmerahila

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.
Tosin Adeniji #EndSARSFireWater pistolRainbow
@callmerahila

Also, you said to me that the reason I wasn’t informed was that you wanted
@topeakinyode
to open a human rights office in Abuja with the funds but Tope revealed to me in our conversation this morning that there was a separate application for that purpose.

When I insisted that I must get my funds from you, you then said it wasn’t you that applied but
@topeakinyode
did. I reached out to
@topeakinyode
immediately and he said he wrote a concept paper for a grant in my name on YOUR INSTRUCTIONS (To which I have evidences)

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The Presidential candidate of the African Alliance Congress, Sowore has denied this allegation. He tweeted :  “I never applied for or received any grants in her name or her behalf!”

He tweeted :

A RESPONSE:
@callmerahila reached out to me earlier claiming a grant app was written in her name and I have confirmed to her that nothing of such existed. Further I volunteered to refund her if any grant was collected on her behalf without her knowledge!

Without prejudice to any further action she will take! Pls note that this response is not intended as an attack on
@callmerahila
, she’s been a committed member of our movt over these yrs and assisted me in the last two years in particular while I was unjustly detained. Thanks!

Lastly, if anyone knows of any foundation that issued a grant on her behalf without her knowledge kindly reveal it to the public so that she can get her rightful entitlement. I never applied for or received any grants in her name or her behalf!

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