Thursday, 5 December 2019

DSS Forced to Release Sowore as Court Slams Fine and a 24-hour Order

An Abuja Federal High Court, on Thursday, fined the Department State Services (DSS), the sum of N100,000 for disregarding the November 6 ruling that ordered them to release detained Sahara Reporters Publisher, and Activist Omoyele Sowore, after meeting bail conditions.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, who presided over the case, also ordered the release of Sowore, and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare, a 21-year old student.

Comr Omoyele Sowore, who was arrested in Lagos on August 3, 2019 for planning to lead a protest tagged, #RevolutionNow, has been detained illegally for 125 days by the Department of State Services despite two court orders to release them after meeting bail conditions.

Report says that, protesters from Sowore’s hometown stormed the Court while the case was ongoing, carrying placards demanding that Sowore and Bakare be released.

The court also adjourned the trial of the case brought against them by the Nigerian Government till December 6 (tomorrow) for continuation.


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