DSS explains why Sowore is still in custody despite court’s order to release him


The Department of State Services, DSS,spokesperson Dr. Peter Afunnaya said the agency is yet to receive the Federal High court Abuja’s order granting Sowore bail.

The reasons was given why embattled publisher of Saraha Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, is still in custody despite fulfilling his bail conditions yesterday September 25th.

“We have not received the court order. And his (Sowore’s) counsel is a very senior member of the bar and he knows the process to follow; this process has not been followed”

The former presidential candidate,sowore was arrested in the early hours of Saturday, August 3, 2019, after announcing his plan to stage a nationwide protest tagged #RevolutionNow.

However, Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has asked the DSS to release Sowore or face the legal consequence of disobeying the court order.

Falana in a notice said, he has informed the court that failure to release Sowore by the Director General of the DSS, Yusuf Bichi would amount to contempt of court.

The notice read: “Take notice that unless you obey the direction contained in the order of the Federal High Court of Justice Abuja delivered on 24 September, 2019, which ordered you to release the applicant in suit no: FHC/ABJ/CS/915/2019 forthwith, you will be guilty of contempt of court and will be liable to be committed to prison.

“This court has been informed that even as at today, Thursday the 26th of September, you are yet to comply with the lawful order of the Federal High Court by refusing to release the applicant namely: Omoyele Sowore, in your custody.

“You are hereby directed to comply with the court order forthwith or you will be guilty of contempt of court.”

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