- The DSS says it has received the order to to release Omoyele Sowore
- According to the agency, no one has visited the DSS to take delivery of the activist
- Meanwhile, the DSS promised do the needful once the appropriate processes have been concluded
Following outrage from many Nigerians, the Department of State Services (DSS) says it has received the court order which mandated release of Nigerian activist and convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore.
Sowore who was arrested in Lagos on August 3 and later flown to Abuja was granted bail by a federal high court in Abuja.
But despite fulfilling the conditions of the bail, the DSS refused to obey the valid court order and release him.
But in a dramatic turn, the DSS in a statement on Friday, November 8, through its spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, said the agency has received the order but no one has visited the DSS to take delivery on the activist.
According to him, it is important to set the records straight and let the public know that nabout the situation, The Cable reports.
He said this becomes imperative for reasons of accountability. He added that the court had been briefed on the situation.
Going further, Afunanya added that the DSS is not a lawless organisation. He added that the agency will never disobey court orders or obstruct justice.
He said the agency will do the needful once the appropriate processes have been concluded.
Meanwhile, recall that Legit.ng had reported that Sowore began hunger strike to protest his continued detention by the DSS.
According to the report, the human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, who is Sowore's counsel, on Friday, November 8, said that his client refused to see anybody in protest that his rights were being violated.
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