Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #Revolution Now Movement, was brought to the chief magistrate court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, in handcuffs on Tuesday.
The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) on Monday, arraigned the activist and four others on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, unlawful assembly and incitement.
Mabel Segun-Bello, the chief magistrate, had ordered the remand of the defendants at the Kuje correctional centre.
Sowore and his co-defendants were brought to the court about 10:28am.
His supporters have thronged the court premises to witness the proceedings.
The court is set to hear the bail application of the defendants.
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