Sowore’s lawyers refused access to DSS office

Sowore’s lawyers refused access to DSS office

- Lawyers of Omoyele Sowore were stopped from accessing the Abuja office of the DSS

- The lawyers were there to present documents showing that the #RevolutionNow convener met bail conditions and should be released

- According to his lawyers, the court bailiff was turned back twice in the morning and at noon when he returned there

The Department of State Service (DSS) on Friday, September 27, stopped lawyers of the detained publisher of Sahara Reporters and activist, Omoyele Sowore, from its Abuja office.

Premium Times reports that the counsels were at the office to present documents showing that he met the bail conditions for the treason and money laundering charges that were leveled against him.

Emmanuel Ogalaa, one of his lawyers, told the newspaper that they were stopped for a second time at their office even with a court bailiff.

It should, however, be noted that officials of the DSS later accepted the documents confirming that he should be released on bail.

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When the same media contacted the service’s spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, for reactions to the development, he said he was not at the office.

The Sun reports that before the court bailiff returned at noon, he had been there in the morning at 9:30, where he was informed to come back later in the day.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that DSS said Sowore is still in its custody because he is yet to fulfil the conditions for his release.

The public relations officer of DSS, dismissed allegations that the service is disobeying the order for Sowore's release given by the Federal High Court, adding that the agency is law-abiding.

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had on Thursday, September 26, warned the director general of the DSS to release Sowore, or be ready for imprisonment.

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The court had ordered the immediate release of Sowore from prison on Tuesday, September 24, after ruling that there was no longer a valid reason to continue detaining the respondent.

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