DSS speaks on why Sowore was still in detention

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The Department of State Services (DSS), has explained that the reason for it’s continued detention of the convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, was because the appropriate persons were yet to turn up.

This was what was contained in a statement by the spokesman to the service, Peter Afunaya, the agency stated that it was only appropriate if only those who stood as sureties for Sowore present themselves for him to be released.

The service also debunked allegations that it’s men shot at the  protesters who came to seek Sowore’s release on Tuesday.

Afunaya stated that it would not waste a second for Sowore’s release if the processes are followed.

His words “Despite serial and unwarranted provocations, the service, as a professional and responsible organisation, did not shoot at the so called protesters. It could not have done so.

“For emphasis, the service reiterates its avowed readiness to release Sowore once the processes are concluded. It maintains that the appropriate persons have still not turned up to take delivery of Sowore.

“While all those that have so far shown up are not directly concerned with the matter and therefore unqualified, many others have either chosen to grandstand or politicise it to achieve hidden interests.

“In the last few days, the service has continued to witness deliberate campaigns of calumny, threats and aspersions against it. It will not, for any reason, join issues with its mudslingers. The media is called upon to be neutral and remain champions of the truth.

“It is only appropriate that those who stood surety for Sowore present themselves and have him released to them. It is even more disappointing that Femi Falana, who is a senior lawyer, would wrongly guide his client and supporters.

“He is rather .ing to the gallery and mobilising miscreants to subvert the service and other state authorities. He has excellent relationship with the DGSS. But in the circumstance, he has refused to reach out to him over the case like he had on previously related ones.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the service restates its commitment to the rule of law and particularly respect to the court. It, therefore, calls for calm but states that it will not be intimidated or harassed into hasty actions.

“It reassures the public that it will not waste a second to release Sowore if the proper processes are followed. And Falana, sure, knows what these are”.

 

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