Why we have still not released Sowore — DSS

The Department of State Services has issued yet another controversial statement claiming on Wednesday afternoon that it refused to release Omoyele Sowore because the “appropriate persons” have not turned up to pick him up at its headquarters.

Mr Sowore met all bail conditions on November 6 and a federal judge signed warrant for his immediate release from the DSS custody, where he had been held since August 5.

“It is only appropriate that those who stood surety for” Mr Sowore “present themselves and have him released to them,” DSS spokesperson Peter Afunanya said in a statement Wednesday afternoon.

Mr Afunanya’s statement was the third the DSS would issue since last week Wednesday when Mr Sowore satisfied bail conditions, promising to obey court order, yet had failed to do so.

The statement appeared a minor rework of the DSS’ Friday night statement, in which the secret police claimed Mr Sowore was not released because no one had come for him.

The DSS was widely ridiculed by the statement, with social media commentators saying it was a mockery of the entire country that an intelligence agency would issue a statement that has no basis in logic or law.

 

 

– Premium Times

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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