Senior Advocate of Nigeria and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has been highly applauded on Twitter after the Federal High Court on Tuesday, ordered the immediate release of Mr Omoleye Sowore, convener of the revolution now movement, from the custody of the Department of State Service.
Mr Falana, the lawyer who is representing the detained Sahara Reporters publisher has been trending on Nigeria Twittersphere as a hero who ‘floored’ the Federal Government over its’s “ridiculous” charges.
Some also extolled his virtues by posting Falana’s photos with captions like “Fogerrit, Femi Falana na man. His more of “FF the bad guy” just like his son “Folarin Falana” Falz the bad guy.. Fogerrit, Femi Falana na man. His more of “FF the bad guy” just like his son “Folarin Falana” Falz the bad guy…#FreeSowore immediately”.
Others also gave some narratives of how he once represented Afrobeats icon, Fela Kuti during Ibrahim Babangida-led Government.
However, some have urged well-wishers not to be hasty in celebrating Sowore’s release until the latter is handed over to Falana.
See some photos and comments from Twitter:
Fogerrit, Femi Falana na man.
His more of “FF the bad guy” just like his son “Folarin Falana” Falz the bad guy..#FreeSowore immediately.
**No celebrations until Sowore is released ohh, the tyrannical system of Government this present administration is running is something else.
— 👑 Obong Ekpe. PhD 🐯 (@Ody_johnson) September 24, 2019
We Dey wait . But seriously Femi Falana is a bad ass Lawyer
— Adeyemi (@DrRamirezDavid) September 24, 2019
— Comrade Altom Abidemi (@xpoint5441) September 24, 2019
FEMI FALANA(SAN)- Net worth $80 MILLION
A lawyer and human rights activist.
Chairman, Falana & Falana where his wife, Funmi is a principal partner.
Former Chairman, National Conscience Party
Former Guber Candidate, Ekiti State
Member, NBA, WABA, IBA, PALU. pic.twitter.com/OcI3l3TWCl
— Call To Bar Naija (@CallToBarNG) September 24, 2019
Sowore’s release is yet another victory for democracy.
The judge is not only wise but brave.
Femi Falana has yet proven he is still of the Gani Fawehinmi stock unlike one junior minister (Cambridge Certificate advocate) that has killed Gani 10X over in the grave.
— 🇳🇬 NEFERTITI – (The beautiful one has come)🇺🇸 (@firstladyship) September 24, 2019
— Sowore42019 (@sowore42019) September 24, 2019
sowore’s release on bail is a good step in the right direction. femi falana is an erudite, a man of high repute. I hold him in high esteem. if only every lawyer can be as upright as him.
— King Kennedy (@Kennedee_CH) September 24, 2019
Femi Falana may as well be the last of his kind. A breed of human right activist about to the extinct because more SANs now are Senior Advocates of Naira alone and nothing more. I pray it gets better
— Terkuma Iorjaah (@TerkumaI) September 24, 2019
Femi Falana is our Proctor in Nigeria.
National treasure na him be this king. I stan! pic.twitter.com/wAVoJJSouY
— oluwastoner (@oluwastoner1) September 24, 2019
Did You Know:
Femi Falana was Fela Kuti’s lawyer and never lost a case each time Fela got arrested for defamation?
— Pied Piper Of Naija (@JohnMarsAuto) September 24, 2019
Femi Falana remains one of my favorite in this country; one of the very few i look up to.
A living Legend and a rare Legal Luminary.
— C4PT4IN🐯 (@CAPT_Vincentt) September 24, 2019
Femi Falana is the real Starboy
The last of his kind.
Live long legend. pic.twitter.com/tvE9Cmmzyp
— KING BENJAHMIN👑 (@Ambenjahmin) September 24, 2019
Falana To Judge: Order Sowore’s Release, I’ll Produce Him If You Need Him
The human right lawyer, Femi Falana, has told a federal high court sitting in Abuja to order the release of Omoyele Sowore, promising to produce him in court in future hearings… https://t.co/jbNN1zeKg2 pic.twitter.com/g54RLotiGX
— Deji Sadiq (@deji_of_lagos) September 24, 2019
Femi Falana: The last of a dying breed.pic.twitter.com/xj5NlmulLA
— Slay Papi 🙅🏿♂️ (@TweetAtAustin) September 24, 2019
Court orders Dasuki’s release. Still in jail.
Court orders Elzakzaky’s release. Still in Jail.
Until Omoyele Sowore is handed over to Femi Falana, celebration over the release of the #RevolutionNow hero is at best hasty, early and premature.
— Young Otutu (@YoungOtutu) September 24, 2019
Femi Falana is incredible, so call the touts and thugs in Nigeria he happens to be their lawyer!! pic.twitter.com/f0Vfxo9aAv
— Ishaku Abdul (@Mr_IshakuAbdul) September 24, 2019