RevolutionNow: Sowore cheers protesters from DSS custody

RevolutionNow: Sowore cheers protesters from DSS custody

…associates speaks Omoyele Sowore, a Nigerian activist has greeted #RevolutionNow protesters from the Directorate of State Security Service, DSS custody. He was arrested on Saturday morning by secret police and taken into custody, after a the Ondo State born Publisher of Sahara Reporters, called for a revolution in a video which had gone viral. According

…associates speaks

Omoyele Sowore, a Nigerian activist has greeted #RevolutionNow protesters from the Directorate of State Security Service, DSS custody.

He was arrested on Saturday morning by secret police and taken into custody, after a the Ondo State born Publisher of Sahara Reporters, called for a revolution in a video which had gone viral.

FILE PHOTO: OMOYELE SOWORE

According to Sahara Reporters, Mr Sowore maintained a spirit of defiance when associates visited him in the custody of the State Security Service on Monday evening, two days after his arrest.

“I am pleased that the peaceful #RevolutionNow protests went ahead,” Mr Sowore told members of the ‘Take It Back’, one of the numerous social platforms he has been using to champion the course for a better Nigeria.

Nigerians immediately condemned the move federal government attempting to criminalise rights to peaceful protest in the Country

The DSS spoke for the first time about Mr Sowore’s arrest on Sunday, but it did not provide evidence to support its allegations that the activist and others calling for an end to corruption, economic hardship and acute insecurity had any sinister motive behind their agitation.

DEFIANT PROTESTERS IN LAGOS ON MONDAY MORNING

The revolution Now# protests held in some States on Monday while, police and other security stopped the protesters in other parts.

Mr Sowore was said to have used his brief chat with his comrades from ‘Take It Back’ movement to demand immediate release of all those whose constitutional rights were violated when security forces descended on them for participating in a protest.

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“Knowledge of the sheer number of innocent Nigerians being arrested for exercising their civil rights bothers me,” Mr Sowore was quoted as telling his visitors in custody at about 6:00 p.m. Monday night.

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“I join others in demanding for the immediate and unconditional release of all those arrested by the police on Monday,” he added.

There are indications that Sowore may have to remain in DSS detention for days until the President, Muhammadu Buhari gives further directive to the secret police.

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