Release Sowore within 24 hours – Court orders DSS, fines them N100k for ‘unlawful detention’

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the immediate release of Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare within 24 hours.

The order was made by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu to the Department of State Services, DSS, who have had the activist in custody for months.

The judge also ordered the DSS to pay the sum of N100, 000 to Sowore for refusing to release him on bail despite two court orders to that effect.

The court also adjourned the trial of the case brought against them by the Nigerian Government till December 6th for continuation.

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Recall, lawyers had sued the DSS for N500m over the continued detention of the former presidential candidate and his Co-accused.

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