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#RevolutionNow: Court threatens to arrest DSS boss if Sowore is not released from jail

THE Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday has threatened to jail the Yusuf Bichi, Director-General of the Department of State Services, over his refusal to release Omoyele Sowore, the organiSer of #RevolutionNow campaign.

The Federal High Court had ordered the immediate release of Sowore from prison on Tuesday after ruling that there was no longer a valid reason to detain him any further.

But he is still kept in detention more than 24 hours after meeting his bail condition as set by the Abuja court on Tuesday.

“Take notice that unless you obey the order of the Federal High Court, Abuja Division delivered on September 24 which ordered you to release the applicant, you will be guilty of contempt of court and will be liable to be committed to prison,” the document read.

Sowore was arrested in Lagos on August 3, for planning to organise a protest- #RevolutionNow- but was charged with a seven-count charge bordering on treasonable felony, money-laundering and insulting President Muhammadu Buhari.


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