Naija News reports that Sowore was released on Thursday evening after spending 124 days in detention.
This was disclosed by an online news platform, Sahara Reporters, which is owned by Sowore.
“FLASH: DSS releases Sowore on bail,” the online news platform tweeted.
FLASH: DSS releases Sowore on bail.
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) December 5, 2019
Meanwhile, Naija News reports that Sowore’s freedom is coming after a court ruling ordered DSS to release him in the next 24 hours.
Earlier today, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja, awarded the sum of N100,000 against DSS for disobeying an order for Sowore’s release.
Justice Ojukwu said the DSS cannot constitute itself as parallel court of law and thereafter asked the DSS to release the activist within 24 hours.
“I am in charge of this court. I made an order, so which other court is sitting to review a bail order I signed.
“The prosecution is hereby ordered to release the accused person within 24 hours of my order. Case adjourned to tomorrow 6 December 2019 for report of compliance with my order,” Justice Ojukwu said in court today.
Naija News reports that the pro-democracy activist and Olawale Bakare, his co-accused, are standing trial on seven counts of treasonable felony, fraud, cyber-stalking and insulting the president.
The DSS arrested Sowore on August 3 and had been in the custody of the secret service since the time despite orders for his release before the DSS finally obeyed court order and released him this evening.