Sowore spends night in jail despite fulfilling bail conditions
Written by Taiwo Adediran on September 26, 2019
The Department of State Services (DSS) is yet to release the detained publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, despite receiving an affidavit of complianceto the court order directing his release on Wednesday morning.
Sowore’s lead counsel, Femi Falana explained that no reason has been given by the agency for its failure to comply with the court order delivered on Tuesday.
Sowore was arrested on the eve of his planned protest across Nigeria and detained for 45 days in the DSS custody over allegations of treasonable felony and money laundering.
A day before the 45-day detention was to elapse, the Federal Government filed additional Charges against him in order to continue his detention. At the hearing on Tuesday, Justice Taiwo Taiwo ordered Sowore’s release on the grounds that there was no longer any competent court order for his further remand.
He, however, ordered Sowore to deposit all his travel documents with the court s and also asked his lawyer, Mr Falana to present him whenever the court needs him.