Sowore Released From DSS Custody After 124 Days

Sowore Released From DSS Custody After 124 Days

By Ebenezer Olatunji | News Reporter on December 6, 2019
Omoyele Sowore
Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the #RevolutionNow campaign and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare have just been released by the Department of State Services.

Deji Adeyanju, a friend to Sowore and one of the activists campaigning for his release, confirmed this development to The Trent on Thursday, December 5, 2019.

“I can confirm that both Sowore and Bakare have been released and are now out of the DSS facility at the moment as ordered by the court,” Adeyanju wrote in an sms to our reporter.

The political activist later shared a photo of Sowore, himself, and other supporters on Instagram.

The development followed Thursday, December 5, 2019, court ruling by Ijeoma Ojukwu, the trial judge of the Federal High Court, Abuja for  their release within the next 24 hours.

Sowore, also the online publisher of Sahara Reporters has been kept  in detention since August 3, 2019.

A federal high court in Abuja awarded the sum of N100,000 against the Department of State Services, DSS, for disobeying an order for the release Omoyele Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow and publisher of SaharaReporters.

The presiding judge, Ijeoma Ojukwu said, in her ruling of Thursday, December 5, 2019, that the DSS cannot constitute itself as parallel court of law.

Justice Ojukwu asked the security agency, which serves as the country’s secret police, to release the activist within 24 hours.


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