Sowore finally released by DSS after spending 124 days in detention

Sowore finally released by DSS after spending 124 days in detention

- Omoyele Sowore has finally regained his freedom

- The activist-turned politician was arrested by DSS on August 3

- Sowore had earlier been granted bail by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja

After spending 124 days in detention, the activist-turned politician, Omoyele Sowore, has finally regained his freedom.

The Cable reports that Sowore, who was the convener of RevolutionNow Movement, has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since August 3.

Legit.ng gathered that he was arrested and charged to court by the Nigerian government for planning a nationwide protest tagged #RevolutionNow.

According to the report, the activist was released on the evening of Thursday, December 5, after the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered his release for the third time.

Sowore is expected to appear in court on Friday, December 6, for the commencement of his trial.

The online news medium said that a DSS source broke the news on the evening of Thursday, December 5, which was later confirmed by Marshall Abubakar, one of the lawyers of Sowore.

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“He has been released. I am with him as we speak," the source said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a Federal High Court in Abuja, in the morning of Thursday, December 5, ordered the DSS to, within 24 hours, set free Sowore,who was in detention for months.

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It was reported that the court also ordered the release of his ally and co-activist, Olawale Bakare.

The report added that the court also fined the DSS the sum of N100,000 for delaying to serve Femi Falana, Sowore's counsel with the additional proof of evidence.

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Source: Legit

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