Outrage as #RevolutionNow activist accuses Sowore of grant fraud
A member of #RevolutionNow movement, Tosin Adeniji has accused Omoyele Sowore, former presidential candidate of grant fraud.
The lady in a series of tweets on Tuesday alleged that the publisher of Sahara Reporters applied for a grant in her name without her knowledge.
“@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.”
In reaction to this, Sowore said he has o knowledge about the lady’s claim.
“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!”
Many Nigerians have also reacted to the allegations, pointing fingers at Sowore.
Souljah: Sowore and his lawyer are just into grants rackets. Man was coming to do revolution now and stayed in an exquisite Radisson Blu hotel for weeks but these ones that he uses their heads could not even ask questions
@GbengaGold: From Hushpuppi Sowore to Palliative Thief to Grant Robber… Is there any depth Uncle Yele will not sink to?!
Wale Jimo: No o! No be olosho. This is a case of miscommunication. She was active. She was jailed. She thought Sowore applied for grants in her name. But she was probably impatient to find out the fact.
Duke of Nigeria: First it was mischievous alleged bitcoin scam scandal then Omojuwa, Ezekwesili and Effiong alleged Alex saab palavar and now Sowore alleged Grant scandal. All those challenging Buhari are criminals. We await more revelations