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After 124 days in detention, DSS releases Sowore on bail


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FEW hours after Federal High Court Abuja ordered the release of Sahara reporters publisher, Omoyele sowore, the Department of States Services (DSS) has finally released him on bail.

Sowore was released after 124 days of illegal detention.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court had earlier today ruled that both Sowore and Olawale Bakare be released in the next 24 hours before the commencement of the hearing.

The court’s decision which followed the failure of the DSS to release the defendants on bail one month after their bail application was granted by the court.

He was released on Thursday evening after the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered his release for the third time.

The judge also awarded the cost of N100,000 against the prosecution to be paid to the defendants for foisting “frivolous adjournment” on the court.

She ordered that the cost must be paid before the next hearing which is Friday.

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Sowore who is the convener of #RevolutionNow was arrested by the operatives of DSS on August 3rd 2019, at about 1:25 am according to a distress tweet he posted just before his phone was confiscated from him.

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