- The Department of State Service (DSS) has finally released rights activist, Omoyele Sowore
- The action comes hours after the federal government ordered the DSS to release Sowore
- The DSS was also asked to release former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd)
The Department of State Services (DSS) has released the convener of Revolution Now protest, Omoyele Sowore.
Sowore was released on Tuesday, December 24 following an order to the DSS by Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), for his freedom.
The DSS was also asked to release former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd).
Channels Television reports that after regaining his freedom, Sowore was escorted out of the DSS headquarters by Mr Abubakar Marshal, a lawyer from the chambers of Mr Femi Falana.
As he departed from the DSS office, the activist chanted ‘revolution now and forever.’
Recall that the federal government was recently accused of destroying Nigeria's reputation on the international scene following its alleged disobedience to court orders and disloyalty to the rule of law.
The claim was made by John Campbell, a former United State (US) ambassador to Nigeria on Thursday, December 19.
Campbell said: “The state security service assault on a courtroom and the re-arrest of Sowore has already damaged the country’s international reputation.”
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