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DSS Finally Reveals When Sowore Would Be Released




The Department of State Services (DSS) has stated that it is ready to release Omoyele Sowore, convener of the RevolutionNow Movement.

Recall that Sowore was arrested on August 3 and was taken to Abuja where he has been detained ever since.

However, a federal high court in Abuja had granted him bail and after fulfilling the bail conditions, he is yet to regain freedom.
This led to a nationwide protest with protesters storming the headquarters of the DSS yesterday to demand his release.

Reacting in a statement today, Peter Afunanya, spokesman of the DSS, said operatives of the agency, did not open fire on protesters but prevented them from forcefully breaking into the agency to release Sowore.

“The DSS wishes to state that its operatives did not open fire on alleged protesters who had stormed its facility on 12th November, 2019,” he said.

He said the services only stood at alert to protect their facility when some group of persons tried to force their way in to secure the release of Sowore.

Afunaya said no officer of the DSS shot any of the protesters

He then noted that “For emphasis, the Service reiterates its avowed readiness to release SOWORE once the processes are concluded.”

He said those who want to take the delivery of Sowore do not have the qualifications to do so.

He said “It is only appropriate that those who stood surety for SOWORE present themselves and have him released to them. It is even more disappointing that Femi FALANA, who is a senior lawyer, would wrongly guide his client and supporters. He is rather playing to the gallery and mobilizing miscreants to subvert the Service and other state authorities. He has excellent relationship with the DG SS. But in the circumstance, he has refused to reach out to him over the case like he had on previously related ones.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Service restates its commitment to the rule of law and particularly respect to the Court. It, therefore, calls for calm but states that it will not be intimidated or harassed into hasty actions.”

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