Falana Breaks Silence On Sowore’s Rearrest, Slams DSS

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Falana Breaks Silence On Sowore’s Rearrest, Slams DSS

 Senior Advocate of Nigeria Femi Falana, has narrated the build-up to Sowore and Bakare’s rearrest by the DSS at a Federal High Court in Abuja, barely 24 hours after their release from DSS custody.

Falana who is the lawyer to activists, Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare said:

“This morning, the SSS lawyers and the lawyers of the Attorney-General reported to the court that the order of the court had been complied with and I confirmed because our clients were released last night.

“As soon as the court adjourned the matter to February next year, the SSS operatives pounced on the court, disrupted proceeding and then attempted to arrest our clients even in the web of the court, that was extremely embarrassing because it has never happened in Nigeria where you enter a court to arrest anybody, even an alleged coup plotter.

“The atmosphere was very rowdy, but I insisted that the arrest could not be carried out within the precinct of the court.

“He was going to be arrested outside the premises but there was a crowd that resisted the arrest, but I appealed to everybody and asked Sowore to jump into my car and so we drove to the office of the SSS because they said he will just answer a few questions, but now he is being detained.

“We are going to take steps under the law by asking for his release again since they are claiming this is a fresh arrest.

“Nobody has disclosed yet what his charges are; he couldn’t have committed any other offence because he has been detained for the past four months unless the SSS wants to tell the whole world that he committed this fresh offence while in their custody,” he stressed.

Mr. Sowore and Mr Bakare who were released at about 7:15 pm on Thursday are facing seven counts bordering on conspiracy to commit treasonable felony, money laundering and cybercrimes, amongst others.

They were arrested on August 3, days before a planned #RevolutionNow protest against “bad governance” in the country.

5 thoughts on “Falana Breaks Silence On Sowore’s Rearrest, Slams DSS

  1. NIGERIANS WHO STILL ARGUE that PMB is the best leaves me no other choice but to look upon them as the 8th wonder of the world! Just imagine a man who comes frontally against you the moment you speak against his administration; a man who calls every speech that disagrees with his view a hate speech; a man who now wants to limit people’s freedom and usage of social media platforms! Does he not know what democracy means?

  2. The kidnappers have struck again when people who suppose to protect the law are lawless…Nigeria is a failed state,no two ways about it.

  3. Sowore called ex prez Jonathan the worst president even as he was enjoying his freedom under Jonathan’s government. Hmm

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