The Department of State Security (DSS) on Saturday shunned lawyers, associates and friends of the detained activist, Omoyele Sowore, who had gathered at the agency’s national headquarters in Abuja, to fetch him home.
Recall that Mr Sowore has been detained since his arrest in August for calling for a revolution against bad governance. The government accuses him of treasonable felony and money laundering. Mr Bakare was arrested and is being charged alongside Mr Sowore.
Meanwhile, the Department of State Security (DSS) on Saturday again failed to release Sowore to lawyers, associates and friends.
The DSS had said, late on Friday, that the only reason Sowore had not been let off the hook was that no one had come to take him home.
Although, Sowore’s chief counsel, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) had immediately disputed the DSS’s claim, several other members of his legal team and friends stormed the agency’s headquarters yesterday morning, confident of taking him home at last, having perfected his bail condition.
They included the Editor-in-Chief of Premium Times, Musikilu Mojeed and activist Deji Adeyanju.
The crowd was told by DSS front desk personnel that no official was available to attend to them on Sowore case.
They tried to reach, by phone, the DSS spokesman, Dr Peter Afunanya, who issued the Friday statement on why Sowore had not been released, but he did not pick the calls.
He also did not respond to text messages.
The Premium Times team also called the DSS lawyer handling Sowore’s case, Emmanuel David, but he said he is not in best position to comment or help in any way on the matter.
He asked that all inquiries should be directed to Afunanya, the DSS spokesperson.
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