Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

By - DSM


Matter comes up again on Thursday, July 28th, 2022.

The criminal matter over trumped up charges instituted against Abbey Trotsky by the Nigeria police at the instance of Sumal Food Limited came up again on Wednesday, 9th June, 2022 at Court 6 of the Magistrate Court, Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State capital.

The matter couldn’t go on owing to the absence of the Magistrate who is currently on 6 months maternity leave, and 28th July, 2022 was later agreed as a new date for the matter between the police prosecutor, One Mr Femi and Abbey Trotsky.

It must be recalled that Abbey Trotsky has been facing persecution by the state since 2019 for leading other members of Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights, CDWR, Oyo State Chapter in solidarity with the agitations against poor pay and indecent labour practices embarked upon by mass of the casual workers in the SUMAL FOOD LIMITED, on the 2nd October, 2018.

The matter took a new twist on the 5th December, 2019 when Mr Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, SAN, the counsel defending Abbey Trotsky, was disqualified by the court because he is a Senior Advocate. Since then, Abbey Trotsky has been defending himself without any legal representation by a lawyer.

Appreciation to all comrades and trade union activists who were in court in solidarity today or have supported with various solidarity actions since the matter started.

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