DSS Gives Condition For Sowore’s release
By Olamide Fadoju
The Department of State Services (DSS) has said it will release #RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore only when the appropriate persons come to pick him up.
In a statement made available to newsmen, the DSS maintained that Sowore is still locked up in detention because those who had come to take him were “unqualified”.
According to the statement, “The Service reiterates its avowed readiness to release SOWORE once the processes are concluded. It maintains that the appropriate persons have still not turned up to take delivery of Sowore.”
“While all those that have so far shown up are not directly concerned with the matter and therefore unqualified, many others have either chosen to grandstand or politicise it to achieve hidden interests."
The DSS also accused Sowore’s lawyer, Femi Falana(SAN), of failing to do what is required to secure his client’s freedom.
“It is only appropriate that those who stood surety for SOWORE present themselves and have him released to them. It is even more disappointing that Femi FALANA, who is a senior lawyer, would wrongly guide his client and supporters.
He(Falana) is rather playing to the gallery and mobilizing miscreants to subvert the Service and other state authorities. He has excellent relationship with the DGSS. But in the circumstance, he has refused to reach out to him over the case like he had on previously related ones,” the statement read.
“It reassures the public that it will not waste a second to release Sowore if the proper processes are followed. And Falana, sure, knows what these are."
Meanwhile, the DSS has denied reports that its operatives fired at Protesters who stormed the DSS headquarters to protest the continuous detention of #RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore.
The DSS in a press release made available to newsmen said it’s operatives “only stood in defence of their facility when some group of persons made unruly attempts to forcefully break into the place and effect the release of Omoloye Sowore”.