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How DSS Declined the release of Sowore after his lawyers secure a court order


After securing a court order and perfect of his bail conditions on wednesday 6th of November 2019, pro-democracy activist and Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore’s bail could not be granted by the DSS on the account that the department had closed for the day since 3:30pm – one hour before the court official and lawyers arrived.

Upon arriving at the DSS facility around 4:30pm, the court’s bailiff alongside Sowore’s lawyers were turned back by the secret police, which claimed they closed an hour before their arrival and that Sowore’s bail could therefore no longer be process for the day.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had issued an order directing the DSS to immediately release Sowore, and Olawale Bakare widely known as Mandate, after the two of them perfected their bail conditions.

Sowore who was arrested in Lagos on August 3,2019 by the DSS for calling on Nigerians to take to the streets in peaceful protest to demand for a better country from President Buhari’s Administration was charged on a seven counts bordering on treasonable felony, cyberstalking President Muhammadu Buhari among other offences.

Meanwhile the court bailiff and Sowore’s lawyers were asked to return to the DSS facility on Thursday (tomorrow) by 10:30am to serve the order. The defendants’ trial had been adjourned to December 5 and 6 for trial.


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