DSS Sowore Revolution Now

Department of State Services (DSS) has again spoken on the continuous detention of Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore despite fulfilling his bail conditions.

Eye9ja reports that this comes amidst mixed reactions by Nigerians due to the continued detention of Sowore despite meeting his bail condition since Wednesday, September 25th.

The Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Dr. Peter Afunnaya while speaking on the continuous detention of Sowore disclosed that the agency is yet to receive the Federal High court Abuja’s order granting Sowore bail.

“We have not received the court order. And his (Sowore’s) counsel is a very senior member of the bar and he knows the process to follow; this process has not been followed” Afunnaya said

Recall that Eye9ja had reported that a Federal High Court in Abuja had on Tuesday ordered his release and directing the publisher of Sahara Reporters to deposit his passport at the court’s registry.

In a similar development, the High court had waned the director-general of the DSS to release Sowore or face jail term.

Recall that Sowore was arrested in Lagos, August 3 over a planned protest tagged ‘RevolutionNow.’

Despite his arrested, the protest, however, went ahead to hold in varying sections of the country while he was recently charged to court by the secrete Police on charges not excluding treason.

Sowore has however remained in the custody of the DSS for over thirty days as against the recommended 30-days earlier requested by the DSS.


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