Femi Falana, the lead counsel of 2018 presidential candidate Omoyele Sowore has once again called out the Department of State Service (DSS) over their continued detention of his client. 

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While the state service is insisting on verifying the identities of Sowore’s sureties before releasing him, Falana in a new statement affirmed that the department of state service were not authorized to carry out or demand such. 

“Pursuant to the verification of the sureties of Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare  by the Federal High Court, the trial judge, the Honourable Justice Ifeoma Ojukwu made an order on November 6, 2019  for the release of the defendants from the custody of the DSS,” Falana said in a statement.

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“The Court Order has not authorised the DSS to approve the sureties before releasing Sowore and Bakare from custody.”

Sowore was arrested in Lagos on August 3, 2019 for calling on Nigerians to take to the streets in peaceful demonstrations to demand a better country from the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. 

The government has accused him of insulting President Buhari and planning to bring down his government – charges observers around the world including leading legal practitioners describe as frivolous and laughable.

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