DSS Attempt To Re-Arrest Sowore Inside Courtroom
Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday morning attempted to re-arrest convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare inside the courtroom of a Federal High Court in Abuja.
The situation turned rowdy as Sowore’s supporters shielded him from the DSS operatives.
Channels TV judiciary correspondent who was also inside the courtroom was hit during the fracas.
“The police people and DSS just hit me because I was trying to take a shot of them dragging Sowore,” she said.
Attempt to re-arrest Sowore comes barely 24 hours after his release.
Sowore and Bakare were released at exactly 7:15 pm on Thursday, hours after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja expressed displeasure over their continued detention by the agency.
Subsequently, Ojukwu ordered that the defendants be released within the next 24 hours and adjourned the case till Friday, December 6, for a report of compliance.
Sowore, a presidential candidate in the February 2019 elections, was arrested on August 3, just days to a planned protest tagged #revolutionnow against “bad governance” in the country.
Both he and his co-defendant are facing seven counts bordering on conspiracy to commit treasonable felony in breach of Section 516 of the Criminal Code Act, money laundering and cybercrimes, among others.
They pleaded not guilty to the charge and were granted bail on October 4, in the sum of N100m and N50m respectively with two sureties in like sum.
They, however, were not released until yesterday.