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Activists protest at DSS headquarters over Sowore’s continuous detention

Valentine Chinyem

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Following the failure of the Department of State Security Services (DSS) to release the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare popularly known as Mandate, after they were granted bail on Thursday by the Federal High Court, social activist, Deji Adeyanju and other activist, however, took it upon themselves to visit the headquarters of the DSS to request for his release.

“They have refused to release Sowore to me or his lawyer here. All their Ogas (boss) claim they are not at work,” Deji said after the visit.

The DSS had claimed that no one had come to pick Sowore, despite the fact that his lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, family members and well wishers were on hand to receive him at the agency’s office.

Recall that the DSS who were on Thursday morning served with the latest ruling of a Federal High Court, Abuja, by the court’s bailiff and lawyers to Sowore, acknowledged receipt of the document but refused to obey the directive.

Sowore has been in the custody of the DSS since August 3, 2019 after his arrest in Lagos, by the agency.

 

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