Femi Falana (SAN) has disclosed that the late Isa Funtua boasted to him that Buhari’s government can never be defeated.
NAIJA NEWS NG reports Femi Falana in a statement released on Thursday July 23 revealed that he refused a request to apologize to President Buhari while Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore , was detained. Sowore was arrested on the eve of his #RevolutionNow protest in August 2019.
“I confirm that I held a meeting with the trio referred to by Mr. Shehu even though he did not mention my name. Hence, I am compelled to react to a couple of issues raised in his incendiary account. More so that he did not attend the Lagos meeting. For reasons best known to Mr. Shehu, he refused to inform the Nigerian people that I rejected the gratuitous request to prevail on Mr. Sowore to apologise to President Muhammadu Buhari and write an undertaking to desist from further embarrassing the federal government,” part of the statement read.
He added: “Mr. Shehu ought to have equally disclosed that I demanded for the unconditional release of my client from the unlawful incarceration of the State Security Service. In fact, when the late Alhaji Isa Funtua said rather condescendingly at the Lagos meeting that the regime in power could not be defeated, I was quick to remind him that the Nigerian people had defeated military dictators to pave way for the current civilian dispensation.”
After the death of Isa Funtua a video clip of Sahara Reporters publisher accusing Isa Funtua led delegate surfaced . Sowore claimed that the team came to get him to negotiate his freedom by backing down on his reolutionnow movement but Sowore refused.
Garba Shehu responded by accusing Omoyele Sowore of “attacking a dead soul”. Femi Falana speaking on Mr. Shehu’s allegation said the Buhari Spokesman was attempting to twist what really happened .