Release Sowore Or Go To Jail, Federal High Court Tell DSS DG

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The Federal High Court, Abuja, has threatened to jail the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, over his refusal to release pro-democracy campaigner and Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore.

In a “notice of disobedience to order of the court” issued by the court on Thursday and addressed to the DSS DG, the Federal High Court directed the boss of the secret police to comply with it’s directive or face grave consequences, which includes “commitment to prison”.

Sowore has remained in detention more than 24 hours after meeting his bail condition as set by Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday in a ruling.

He was arrested in Lagos on August 3, 2019, and had been slammed with a seven-count charge bordering on treasonable felony and insulting President Muhammadu Buhari.



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Updated: September 26, 2019 — 6:12 pm


  1. If the court has granted him bail, please set him free or face the consequences of disobedience.

  2. why would our security operatives be so adamant about the release of sowore if it is not with the backing of the cabals in power. Hmmmmmmm this weakened people shallllllll

  3. The judiciary cause all these nonsense for themselves. Many Court orders has been ignored by law enforcement but they will not act

  4. Why must you keep holding some one with out giving any reason for holding him we have pass such era any where in the world

  5. choose one for yourself, bail or jail please let the innocent man go and rest,I like this speech

  6. Am happy for him cause he doesn’t deserve the way he was been treated for this while

  7. i thank God the court has been able to grant him bail, he doesn’t deserve all the treatment

  8. why would our security operatives be so adamant about the release of sowore if it is not with the backing of the cabals in power.

  9. Why didn’t the court warn Sowore when he was planning his revolution protest and now they are warning the DSS to release him. You should have warn Sowore as you are now doing to the DSS.

  10. The right thing should always be done no matter your level, because we are all humans in Nigeria

  11. How can that happened just like,
    The judiciary have to console our politicians

  12. Kodus to you for saying that Federal High Court afterall he has remained in detention more than 24 hours.

  13. 😃 Operation fire for fire. Rule of Law must operate in Nigeria. Court orders cannot be overruled.

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