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The Real Reason We Re-arrested Sowore – DSS

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The Department of State Services, DSS, has explained why Omoyele Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow, was re-arrested barely 24 hours after his release from their custody.

In a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Service, Dr. Peter Afunanya, DSS said that it was a professional, law abiding organization that would not do anything to disobey the rule of law.

According to DSS, Sowore was re-arrested because he engaged in acts that were inimical to state security shortly after his release on Thursday 5th December, 2019.

For emphasis, it should be noted that SOWORE is facing trial not as an activist, journalist or a politician, but for his resort to call for violence, forceful takeover of government and suspected transnational illegal activities. It is most unfortunate that SOWORE, shortly after being released from custody, based on court order, resorted to acts inimical to security. To this effect, only SOWORE has been re-arrested as his co-defendant, Olawale BAKARE, was not picked up even when FALANA had promised to deliver him to the Service that is not presently interested in him.

Excerpts from the DSS Statement on Sowore

The DSS reaffirmed that its operatives were not in the court room at the time of the commotion and that it was Sowore’s men who held him down in fear of imaginary arrest.

In a bid to shield him from an imaginary arrest, his uncontrollable supporters mobbed him while chanting “you can’t arrest him” thus the pandemonium that ensued

The statement concluded that as a professional body, the Service would continue to ward off internal threats to security in Nigeria, support democracy and “ensure that efforts of anti-democratic forces are frustrated.”