DSS releases Sowore after 124 days in detention

DSS releases Sowore after 124 days in detention

The Department of State Services (DSS) has released Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, who has been in detention since August 3.

A DSS source disclosed this to TheCable on Thursday night. Marshall Abubakar, one of the lawyers of Sowore, later confirmed the development.

“He has been released. I am with him as we speak,” he told TheCable over the phone, adding that Olawale Bakare, Sowore’s co-defendant, had also been set free.

The federal government had come under intense pressure over the detention of the activists despite fulfilling the conditions of the bail granted to them.

On Wednesday, Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, had rated the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the worst in the history of the country in terms of disregard for the judiciary.

Soyinka had said this while commenting on the detention of Sowore and Bakare.

The Cable