Falana to sue DSS for refusing to obey court order on Sowore’s release
Written by Taiwo Adediran on November 8, 2019
Human rights Lawyer, Femi (SAN), has said that legal measures will be taken against the Department of State Services (DSS) over its refusal to release Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement.
A federal high court in Abuja had on Wednesday ordered the release of Sowore alongside Olawale Adebayo better known as “Mandate”, but the DSS did not comply with the order.
The agency, which was on Thursday morning served with the latest ruling of a Federal High Court, Abuja, by the court’s bailiff and lawyers to Sowore, acknowledged receipt of the document but refused to obey the directive.
In a statement on Thursday, Falana said this is the second time the DSS would ignore court order to release Sowore. Sowore was arrested in Lagos in the early hours of August 3, 2019 by the DSS for calling on Nigerians to take to the streets in peaceful demonstrations to demand for a better country from the President Buhari-led administration.