- I was asked to dress up by men of the DSS in preparation for my arraignment says Sowore
- court granted Sowore’s bail based on the conditions
Omoyele Sowore, Sahara Reporters Founder and the presidential candidate of the AAC explained how he found out that he had been granted bail.
According to the Sahara Reporteters who explained the details how pro-democracy campaigner and Convener of RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore, found out that he had been granted bail on Tuesday by the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Sowore was granted bail by Justice Taiwo Taiwo on the condition that
he deposits his international passport with the court and that he is
produced whenever needed by his lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN).
Speaking with Sahara Reporters at the facility of the Department of
State Services where he is being held in Abuja, Sowore said, “On Tuesday
morning, I was asked to dress up by men of the DSS in preparation for
“I got dressed and was ready to go to court but was left unattended
to for several hours by the DSS with no communication as to the change
in plans of the arraignment until evening when visitors came around and
told me that I had been granted bail.”
Sowore however, expressed skepticism on the will to carry out the
court ruling by the Nigerian Government famed for disregarding court
While thanking his supporters, he urged them not to relent in the
demand for freedom and justice for every citizen arbitrarily detained by
the Nigerian Government.
Sowore was arrested in Lagos on August 3, 2019 by operatives of the
DSS for calling on Nigerians to pour out to the streets to express their
anger at the poor state of governance in the country.
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