The Department of State Services DSS, today said they fear publisher and convener of Revolution Now protest, Omoyele Sowore, might be knocked down by a moving vehicle if he is released from their custody, Sahara Reporters reports.
Sowore has been in DSS custody despite fulfilling his bail conditions. There have been various demands by the civil society groups and other Nigerians for the agency to respect the rule of law and release Sowore since he has fulfilled his bail conditions.
Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja this morning, the spokesperson for the agency, Peter Afunanya, said Sowore’s lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), was yet to come to its office to receive Sowore.
“We cannot just release Sowore and ask him to go because he may be knocked down by a vehicle at the gate.” Afunanya said
The DSS spokesperson noted that Falana had not been to the headquarters of the service since the activist was granted bail, a claim the popular rights lawyer vehemently rejects.
Sowore was arrested in Lagos on August 3rd after he called for a revolutionary protest.