Sowore: ‘Rein in your wild dogs…’, Soyinka tells Buhari

The violent actions of State Security Service officials at an Abuja court on Friday, while trying to arrest Omoyele Sowore, are worse than those of wild dogs devouring their meal, Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has said.

Mr Soyinka reacted to the action of the SSS in a statement sent to Premium Times titled ‘LESSONS FROM THE AFRICAN WILD DOG (Lycaeon Pictus).’

He said the wild dogs in a video he watched devouring their prey “exhibited more civilized table manners” than the SSS did on Friday.

It was reported how armed SSS officials stormed the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court to rearrest Mr Sowore and Olawale Bakare.

Both men were only released Thursday night after over 120 days in detention.

They were arrested for organising a protest tagged #RevolutionNow against bad governance in Nigeria. The government charged them with treason, money laundering and insulting President Buhari.

They were detained despite two court orders ordering their release.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu on Thursday ordered that both men be released within 24 hours.

The SSS, in a bid to claim to have complied with the order, released both men Thursday night before re-arresting them Friday morning in court.

The armed officials went into the court premises to violently apprehend the activists.

“Only yesterday, in my commentary on the ongoing Sowore saga, I pointed out the near perfect similarity between plain crude thuggery and the current rage of court disobedience. Little did I suspect that the state children of disobedience would aspire to the level of the African wild dogs on a pack hunt,” Mr Soyinka said.




– 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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