At Last, DSS Obeys Court Order, Releases Sowore, BakareFeatured, Latest News, News Friday, December 6th, 2019
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Department of State Services has released rights activist and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 general elections, Mr. Omoyele Sowore.
The Department also released Mr Adebayo Bakare.
They were freed hours after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja had given the DSS 24-hour ultimatum to release the two men.
Their lead defence counsel, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), confirmed this development saying they were released about 7pm on Thursday.
“They were released about 30 minutes ago. They were released to one of our lawyers.” he added
Mr Falana also said that the agency had paid the sum of N100,000 awarded against it by Justice Ojukwu for making the court to adjourn till Friday for frivolous reasons on Thursday.
The two men, who are now being prosecuted by the Federal Government on charges of treasonable felony, were arrested in August over their call for ‘Revolution’ protest against what they described as “bad governance.”
But the had DSS continued to hold them in custody despite separate court orders ordering their release.
However, on Thursday the judge, who frowned at the conduct of the DSS, issued a fresh order directing the agency to release them within 24 hours.
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