Breaking: Finally, DSS releases Omoyele Sowore (Photos)

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has finally released the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore.

DSS took the action after it was ordered by the federal government to release Sowore as well as the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

It was learnt that Sowore was escorted out of the Headquarters of the Service by Mr Abubakar Marshal, a lawyer from the chambers of Mr Femi Falana.

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As he departed from the DSS office, the activist chanted ‘revolution now and forever’, and wished Nigerians a Merry Christmas.

 

The Herald reported that the service was earlier ordered by the federal government to release Sowore and Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA).

This was contained in a statement issued by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, on Tuesday, December 24.

The statement read: “The Office of the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation has reviewed the pending criminal charges against the duo of Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) and Omoyele Sowore.

“Whilst the Federal High Court has exercised its discretion in granting bail to the Defendants in respect of the charges against them, I am also not unmindful of the right of the Complainant/Prosecution to appeal or further challenge the grant of bail by the court having regards to extant legal provisions, particularly Section 169 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.

“However, my Office has chosen to comply with the court orders while considering the pursuit of its rights of appeal and/or review of the order relating to the bail as granted or varied by the courts.

“In line with the provisions of Sections 150(1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), and in compliance with the bail granted to Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) (as recently varied by the Court of Appeal) and the bail granted to Omoyele Sowore, I have directed the State Security Services to comply with the order granting bail to the Defendants and effect their release.

 

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