- On December 5, 2019, Nigerian activist turned politician, Omoyele Sowore, regained freedom from detention
- Sowore was released after spending 124 days in detention
- In a video making the rounds on social media, it appears Sowore faced some trouble during his release and it was alleged that the DSS tried to forcefully re-arrest him
- Nigerian singer, Davido, has reacted sadly to the alleged development
Nigerian activist turned politician, Omoyele Sowore, was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) for championing the Revolution Now movement.
Sowore had been in the custody of the DSS since August 3. 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.
After spending 124 days in detention, the activist-turned politician finally regained his freedom. He appeared in court on Friday, December 6, but it appears he faced some trouble from the DSS who tried to re-arrest him.
According to Sahara Reporters, Sowore was strangled by a gun brandishing officer in his attempt to re-arrest him. See the video below:
Nigerian singer, Davido, has reacted sadly to the development. According to him, justice is slowly becoming a thing of the past in Nigeria.
According to him, a child whose dream is o become a lawyer might be discouraged after seeing the drama that played out in court between Sowore and the security agents.
See his tweet below:
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.
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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