Human Rights activist Omoyele Sowore has allegedly involved himself in a financial scandal targeted at another activist, Tosin Adeniji.
Adeniji, who called Sowore out via her Twitter handle @callmerahila accused him of taking advantage of her predicament, noting that she went to prison in November 2020 over the EndSARS protest.
Adeniji accused Sowore of applying for a grant in her name without her consent, despite living under the same roof. Meanwhile, Adeniji said she later knew about the grant in January 2021.
Adeniji added that she asked Sowore’s lawyer Tope Akinyode because he was the lawyer involved in the process.
The activist said Akinyode admitted that they applied for a grant in her name, but Sowore and the lawyer agreed not to inform her to make it a surprise.
However, Adeniji further explained that Sowore first admitted that a grant was applied for in her name through Late Innocent Chukwuma but that he was not sure he applied for the grant before he died.
She accused Sowore of fabricating lies that it is possible that Late Innocent submitted the application and someone went behind his back to get the funds.
Adeniji, who opined that she feels oppressed and sad, noted that Sowore and his lawyer, Akinyode, later denied that they did not apply for a grant in her name.
In his response, Sowore denied applying for a grant with Adeniji’s name. Sowore noted that he volunteered to refund her if anyone collected the grant on her behalf without her knowledge.
However, the #RevolutionNow Movement leader described Adeniji as a committed member of the movement over the years.