Judiciary · POLITICS


Omoyele Sowore, the and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare have just been released by the Department of State Services.

This was confirmed by one of the legal practitioners of the defendants

Omoyele Sowore  was born on the 16th of February 1971.

“Yele”, as he is populaly called, is a Nigerian human rights activist, pro-democracy campaigner, former presidential candidate, and founder of an online news agency Sahara Reporters,

On August 3, 2019 Sowore was arrested by the Nigerian Department of Security Services (DSS) for alleged treason after calling for a protest tagged RevolutionNow.

On September 24, 2019, Sowore was granted bail by the Federal High Court Abuja, on the condition that he surrender his international passport within forty-eight hours.

The DSS had refused to release Sowore claiming ignorance of the court order.

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