A Federal High Court in Abuja has directed the DSS to release the Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, and Olawale Bakare within the next 24 hours.
Naija News understands that Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, who gave the order, also awarded an N100, 000 fine against the DSS over its delay to serve the defence counsel with the additional proof of evidence in the ongoing trial of Sowore and Olawale Bakare.
The judge, who was visibly angry over the development which has caused the court to adjourn the trial at the instance of the DSS, said the fine must be paid to the defendants before the next adjourned date.
Ojukwu, therefore, adjourned until Dec. 6 for trial continuation.
Meanwhile, in a related story, Nigerian Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka has reacted to the Federal Government’s continued disobedience of court orders with regards to the case of Mr. Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters.
The Nobel Laureate said the nation continues to undergo the chagrin of having the rug pulled from under her feet while waiting on the long queue for judicial redress against the strong-arm culture of the state, as well as unlisted power interests.