- The premises of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights have been surrounded by about 50 policemen in 10 trucks
- A protest demanding for the release of Omoyele Sowore was scheduled to take place there at 10am
- An anonymous source claims the operatives have been at the location since 7am
The premises of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) in Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja, Lagos, have reportedly been surrounded by about 50 policemen in 10 trucks.
The development comes just as a protest demanding the release of Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters and convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, was scheduled to take place, The Cable reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the protest was scheduled to kick off at 10am.
Sowore, who was also the African Action Congress (ADC)’s candidate in the 2019 presidential election, has been detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) since August, after being accused of threatening public peace with the #RevolutionNow protest.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a CDHR official said the security operatives had been at the location since 7am.
He reportedly said: “We didn’t invite them. This is just a peaceful protest and we don’t know why they are here in their numbers.”
Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that Omoyele Sowore asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to grant him bail on self-recognition.
In a motion filed on his behalf by his lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), the activist added that the bail could be based upon any condition the court may reasonably deem to impose, in the circumstance of the case.
Going further, he argued that his right to fair hearing, dignity of human person, liberty, health and freedom of movement, was under threat and being violated.
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