Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, visited the headquarters of the Department of State Service in Abuja on Wednesday to secure the release of convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, from the agency’s custody.
Falana visited the DSS office after Sowore has complied with the Tuesday order of the Federal High Court in Abuja, which directed him to deposit his passport at the court registry as condition for his release from the custody of the security agency. “I am currently at their headquarters. Having complied with the condition given by the court, I am here for Sowore’s release,” Falana told our Correspondent on the telephone at about 4pm on Wednesday.
An “affidavit of compliance with court order” deposed to by a lawyer in Falana’s law firm, Mr. Marshal Abubakar, was filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja as confirmation of the submission of Sowore’s affidavit to the Deputy Chief Registrar of the court. It reads in part, “That on September 24, 2019, this honorable court per Hon. Justice Taiwo Taiwo mandated the applicant/respondent to release the respondent/applicant forthwith.