Tosin Adeniji, a member of the Coalition for Revolution (CORE) popularly known as RevolutionNow Movement, has called out the leader of the movement, Omoyele Sowore, for applying for a grant in her name without informing her before, during, and after the application was made despite living under the same roof with him.
According to Tosin, she feels oppressed and sad after giving her commitment to serve in Sowore’s movement for years to fight a “system of oppression”, yet he dishes out “oppression and lies just to get away with it.”
In a post on her Twitter handle on Tuesday, Tosin narrated how she found out that a grant was applied for in her name. According to her, Sowore was in detention at that time, so she had to ask his lawyer, Tope Akinyode, after she found out that he was the lawyer involved in the process.
In a revealed whatsapp conversation, Sowore’s lawyer admitted that they both applied for a grant in her name. According to him, Sowore wanted to use it as a surprise.
In a series of tweets directed to the RevolutionNow boss, she said: “Since @topeakinyode said it was meant to be a surprise, I waited this long hoping you will inform me but you didn’t. I decided to take the bold step yesterday by demanding my grant funds from you.
“First, you admitted that a grant was applied for in my name through Late Innocent Chukwuma but you are not sure he submitted the application till his death. You also raised concerns that it is possible that 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.
“Also, you said to me that the reason I wasn’t informed was that you wanted @topeakinyode to open a human rights office in Abuja with the funds but Tope revealed to me in our conversation this morning that there was a separate application for that purpose.
“When I insisted that I must get my funds from you, you then said it wasn’t you that applied but @topeakinyode did. I reached out to @topeakinyode immediately and he said he wrote a concept paper for a grant in my name on YOUR INSTRUCTIONS (To which I have evidences.)
“When I further insisted on getting my grant from you, you and Tope connived to reverse your words and denied out rightly that no grant was ever applied for in my name (whereas I have evidence of Tope admitting to it many time before this plotted denial),” she said.