The Department of State Services (DSS) has claimed that it wanted to release Omoyele Sowore, convener of the Revolution Now movement but nobody came to receive him.
The Herald gathered that DSS made this claim after a federal high court, Abuja ordered the service to release Sowore and let him go. Recalled that Sowore was arrested in Lagos on August 3 and later flown to Abuja where he is being detained.
In a statement on Friday,November 9, Peter Afunanya, spokesman of the DSS, said while the agency has received the order, no one has visited the DSS to take delivery of the activist.
The statement read: “The DSS wishes to confirm that it has received the court order for the release of Omoyele Sowore,” the statement read.
“It is important that the public notes that since the receipt of the Order, no person has turned up at the DSS to take delivery of him. This becomes imperative for reasons of accountability.
“However, the Court has been properly briefed on this development and the steps being taken to ensure compliance with its Order.
“The Service, under the leadership of Yusuf Magaji Bichi (fwc), as the Director General, is not a lawless organization and will never obstruct justice or disobey Court Orders. It, therefore, affirms that it will do all that is needful once you the appropriate processes have been concluded.”