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DSS ‘Arrests’ Sowore Over ‘Revolution Now’

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Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), have reportedly arrested the publisher of Sahara Reporters and convener of “Revolution Now” Protests, Omoyele Sowore.

A report monitored on Sahara Reporters by Naija News, says the former Presidential candidate was picked up at his apartment in the early hours of Saturday, August 3.

This online news platform understands that Sowore, a pro-democracy activist, posted a distress tweet at exactly 1:25 am after which his platform, Sahara Reporters reported that he has been arrested by the EFCC.

The tweet read, “DSS invades Sowore’s”.

The report of his arrest, which Naija News could not confirm at the time of filing this report, said an eyewitness confirmed that Sowore’s phone was forcefully taken from him.

After tweeting “DSS invades Sowore’s,” the 2019 African Action Congress (AAC) Presidential candidate tweeted ” Ja p” in what could be interpreted as an attempt to escape from a particular situation according to the lyrics of Naira Marley’s song “Ja Pa.”

However, Sahara Reporters noted in its report that the tweet “Ja P” confirmed that Sowore’s phone must have been seized while trying to raise the alarm about his arrest.

Meanwhile, Naija News understands that Sowore’s purported arrest and detention, may not be unconnected to Revolution Now, a series of planned protests against bad governance in Nigeria scheduled for Monday, August 5, 2019.



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