DSS Confirms Sowore’s Arrest & Detention

The Department of State Services confirmed the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress. The DSS said it was true that its operatives arrested Omoyele in the early hours of Saturday.

Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, which was scheduled to hold across the country concurrently on Monday, August 5, to protest against bad governance, was picked up at his Ikeja apartment at 1.25am on Saturday.

Addressing a Press conference in Abuja on Sunday, spokesman of the DSS, Mr. Peter Afunanya, said Sowore was taken into custody because “he called for a revolution in Nigeria.”

Afunanya said DSS was “aware of information that Sowore had been in touch with foreign actors to destabilise Nigeria.”

He did not provide details of Sowore’s detention location, or if he will be taken to court.

Meanwhile Nigerians from all works of life as well as civil rights group has decried the arrest and detention of Sowore, describing it as an act of tyranny by the government. And an intention to intimidate Nigerians from speaking out against the pitiable state of insecurity in the country.

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