Nigeria: Drama As DSS Re-Arrests Sowore, Bakare in Court

Omoyele Sowore was rearrested in court by agents from the Department of State Security (DSS) the day after he was released on court order.
6 December 2019

The Department of State Service, DSS, on Friday re-arrested pro-democracy activist and convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore.

Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare (aka Mandate), where re-arrested at the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja, barely 12 hours after they were released from detention on the order of the court.

Armed operatives of the secret service swooped on the defendants after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu adjourned their trial till February 11.

Happening now at the federal high Court Abuja. DSS want to re-arrest Sowore. We will never give in to Tyranny pic.twitter.com/DJrGay3xHr

- Towolawi Jamiu (@jharmo) December 6, 2019

Though lawyers and supporters of the defendants tried to resist their arrest, over 100 armed operatives of the DSS bundled Sowore and Bakare out of the court premises in a commando style at about 10:45am.

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