How SSS deceived court, rearrested Sowore

On Thursday, a federal judge ordered the State Security Service to release Omoyele Sowore, the Sahara Reporters publisher, and Olawale Bakare, his co-accused, within 24 hours.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu gave the order following the agency’s disobedience to court orders to release them.

The Federal High Court had ordered the immediate release of Messrs Sowore and Bakare from prison on October 21.

After Thursday’s order, the judge adjourned to Friday for lawyers in the matter update the court on the compliance or lack of it.

On Thursday night, the SSS released Mr Sowore, 124 days after he was first arrested in Lagos.


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Created: 08/01/2020

Author: Akpede Benedicta
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