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Breaking: DSS Finally Releases Omoyele Sowore




Publisher of Sahara Reporters and Convener of #RevolutionNow Protest, Omoyele Sowore, has been released from detention by the Department of States Services (DSS).

Sowore was released on Thursday evening by the DSS along with his co-detainee Adebayo Bakareby after spending 125 days in detention.

Their release follows an order by the  Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday ordering the DSS to release Sowore within 24 hours.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, who gave the order, also awarded a N100, 000 fine against the DSS over its delay to serve the defence counsel with the additional proof of evidence in the ongoing trial of Sowore and Olawale Bakare.

Sowore’s counsel, Femi Falana (SAN), confirmed that Sowore had been released by the DSS around 7.00pm on Thursday.

“They were released about 30 minutes ago. They were released to one of our lawyers,” he was quoted as saying.

Sowore was arrested on August 2, 2019 by the DSS and charged to court by the Nigerian government for planning a nationwide protest, tagged #RevolutionNow.

Justice Ojukwu had Oct. 4, first granted Sowore N50 million bail, with two sureties in like sum, and ordered that a deposit N50 million be made as security.

Later, Justice Ojukwu, softened on Sowore’s bail conditions on 21 October, slashing the deposit required from N50 million to N20 million.

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