BREAKING: DSS Finally Confirms Receiving Court Order To Free Sowore
The Department of State Services (DSS), on Friday, said it has received an order from the court to release Omoyele Sowore on bail.
Sowore, who has spent over 90 days in custody of the DSS, was arrested on August 3, 2019, by operatives of the state service.
The Sahara Reporters publisher and former presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) had been charged with treason for attempting to stage what he called the #RevolutionNow protest against President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
He had been granted bail at two instances by a Federal High Court, but was not released by DSS after meeting conditions of his bail.
The state service had said it did not release Sowore because it was yet to receive a court order to do so.
But in a statement on Friday night, DSS spokesperson Peter Afunanya, said the service has now received a court order to free the publisher.
“The DSS wishes to confirm that it has received the court order for the release of Omoyele Sowore,” the statement read.
“It is important that the public notes that since the receipt of the Order, no person has turned up at the DSS to take delivery of him. This becomes imperative for reasons of accountability.
“However, the Court has been properly briefed on this development and the steps being taken to ensure compliance with its Order.
“The Service, under the leadership of Yusuf Magaji Bichi (fwc), as the Director General, is not a lawless organization and will never obstruct justice or disobey Court Orders. It, therefore, affirms that it will do all that is needful once the appropriate processes have been concluded,”said the statement.