Sowore Spills The Beans, Reveals DSS Secret Appeal To Court To Have Him And Bakare Re-arrested
Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore has accused the DSS of secretly asking for the Court's permission to re-arrest him and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare.
Both were arrested by operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) for organising a #RevolutionNow protest.
The Nigerian government said the protest was a veiled plot to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari’s government and interned them for more than four months despite two court orders granting them bail before being released in December
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Sowore made the accusation after the hearing of the suit on Wednesday in an Instagram post, saying he discovered that the government had applied for his re-arrest.
“A little sinister surprise happened as the judge asked the DSS to address its next case, it turned out that the regime through the DSS had filed a secret request to the court asking for another order to detain me, they didn’t reveal the date the request was filed,”
He and Bakare, after their release, have subsequently sued the Nigerian government for violation of their human rights and want N500m each. Sowore, also revealed that the DSS became embarrassed and “requested to withdraw the case claiming it had been overtaken by events.”
The case was adjourned by Justice Inyang Ekwo to Wednesday, March 25, 2020.