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#FreeSowore: Nigerians Call For Sowore’s Release After DSS’ ‘Arrest’



Sunday Igboho

Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to call for Omoyele Sowore‘s release after he was reportedly arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

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.

Moments after the news of Sowore’s purported arrest broke, Nigerians took to Twitter to demand his freedom with the #FreeSowore, which currently tops Nigeria Twitter trend as at 5:39 am.

Naija News captured some of the demands below…