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Sowore’s Wife Speaks On Husband Arrest, Tells US Govt What To Do

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Opeyemi, the wife of Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, has called on the United States government to intervene in the rearrest of her husband.

Naija News reports that the Department of State Services (DSS) on Thursday night had released Sowore after spending 124 days in detention.

This was following a court ruling ordering DSS to release him in the next 24 hours.

However, the secret police on Friday morning re-arrested Sowore in the premises of the Federal High court, Abuja and reportedly took the activist to the DSS headquarters

Speaking to newsmen over the weekend, Opeyemi Sowore, who said the life of her husband is in greta danger, described his rearrest as a show of lawlessness and a gross disregard for the rule of law.

She said: “After over 125 days of my husband being in detention illegally, he was finally set free.

“He got to speak to myself and the children. For the first time, we got to see his eyes when we spoke to him.

“I haven’t told them yet that he was rearrested. I was truly shaken to my core what I witnessed this morning. I was woken up by 4 a.m. what I call truly outrageous and a gross disregard for the rule of law.

“My husband was strangled and forcefully removed from the courtroom.

“The judge had to run and hide for her own safety. How do I tell my children who, after 125 days, have for the very first time spoken to their dad and seen his face that he is again in detention and he may not be coming home for Christmas? How do they understand this? Where do they go from here?”

“My 10-year-old (son), one of the things he wants for Christmas is for his dad to be home for Christmas. Christmas is only a few days away. What do I tell him when I leave here and get home?

“I’m truly afraid for his life and at this point, I believe the only way to bring him home is with the help of the United States.”



Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.