A video on Monday emerged showing how operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested the Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 election, Omoyele Sowore.
The video was shared by SaharaReporters, a media organisation owned by Sowore.
Sowore was arrested in the early hours of Saturday day over what is believed to be in connection with the nationwide protests.
The AAC Presidential candidate had called for a mass protest tagged: “Revolution Now”, beginning from the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, on Monday.
Narrating his arrest in a social media post, Sowore’s driver, who refused to disclose his identity, said his principal was picked up in a “Gestapo manner” by the DSS.
According to the driver, “At around past 1 am, the armed men knocked on the door. I noticed immediately that these knocks were strange. And didn’t open. I looked and I saw men armed to the teeth,” he wrote.
“They started forcing their way in like armed robbers. But I knew they were DSS men, knowing fully well the attention RevolutionNow has garnered. Sowore wanted to open at first but I immediately told him who they are. He retreated and like magic, he was not in the room when they forced their way in- 8 of them.
“That was when he managed to tweet. By this time, I had been beaten and handcuffed. Phones were snatched from me. An order to block all exits came from the leader when Sowore was not found inside. He was later arrested at the gym in a Gestapomanner and dragged after a bit altercation.”
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