Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the release of the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore.
Naija News reports that Sowore and activist Olawale Bakare were 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.
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 a 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.
Reacting in a post on his Twitter page, Fani-Kayode wrote: “Glad to hear that Yele Sowore has finally been released.”
Source: Naija News