Breaking| DSS re-arrests Sowore

by on December 6, 2019

Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday morning re-arrested the convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare.

He is currently being detained at the DSS office in Abuja.

The DSS is yet to disclose the reason for the re-arrest.

Barely 24 hours after his bail was granted, officers of the Department of State Services (DSS) have been caught on camera in a physical struggle with the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, in an alleged bid to re-arrest him.

In videos posted by Channels Television early on Friday, December 6, 2016, Sowore could be seen resisting an attempt to subdue him, with help from others who got in the way of the DSS officers.

See photos of Sowore struggling with DSS operatives in the courtroom.

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After a stand-still that lasted over three hours inside the courtroom, Sowore’s lawyer, Mr Femi Falana insisted that the arrest should be effected outside the court premises.

Lead Counsel and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana in a phone conversation told Channels Television that the DSS claimed they wanted to ask Sowore a few questions but ended up detaining him and his co-defendant, Bakare.

In reaction to Sowore’s re-arrest, he described the situation as extremely embarrassing “because it has never happened in Nigeria where you enter a court to arrest anybody, even an alleged coup plotter.”

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