Posted by News Express | 6 December 2019 | 3,537 times
There was commotion inside the courtroom of a Federal High Court in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, on Friday morning as operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) attempted to re-arrest the convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, and his associate, Olawale Bakare.
The situation turned rowdy as Sowore’s reporters shielded him from the DSS operatives.
Channels TV judiciary correspondent who was also inside the courtroom was hit during the fracas.
“The police people and DSS just hit me cos I was trying to take a shot of them dragging Sowore,” she said.
Despite the resistance, however, Sowore and Bakare were eventually re-arrested and are currently being detained at the DSS office in Abuja. The DSS is yet to disclose the reason for the re-arrest.
Their re-arrest comes barely 24 hours after their release – at exactly 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, hours after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja, had expressed displeasure over their continued detention by the agency.
Subsequently, Ojukwu ordered that the defendants be released within the next 24 hours and adjourned the case till Friday, December 6, for a report of compliance.
•Based on separate reports by Channels TV.
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