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Release Our Son, Sowore’s Family Tells DSS

Family of SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, at the weekend urged the Department of State Services (DSS) to release their son without further delay.

Sowore was arrested on August 3 by the DSS over alleged treasonable felony for organising #RevolutionNow protest.

After some months in detention, a court granted him bail, but he still remains in DSS custody.

The Nation reports that a statement sent by Olusegun Sowore and Robert Sowore maintained that their son believed in one Nigeria and has passion for the peaceful co-existence of the citizenry.

It stressed that the publisher would not want to destabilise a democratically elected government.

The statement reads: “The continued incarceration of Omoyele in the DSS custody, even after a court has given directive for his release, gives us cause for concern.

“The attitude does not portray the government in a good light in the face of the citizens and of international observers.

“The family is particularly worried about the DSS disregard for the rule of law.

“We envisage that the DSS men, in their characteristic manner, would deliberately want to incarcerate him for no just cause, even after meeting with the stringent bail conditions slammed on him by the judge.”

The Sowores urged well-meaning Nigerian, human rights organisations, President Muhammadu Buhari, governors and legislators to intervene in the matter.

The Department of State Services (DSS) arrested Sowore on August 3 for alleged treason.

A court set some bail conditions for him and these had allegedly been met by his sureties, but the service has not released him.


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