The Department of State Services is still holding on to Omoyele Sowore, despite meeting the bail conditions as spelt out by the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday.
Sowore’s lawyer, Femi Falana, a leading human rights lawyer and senior advocate told Channels TV that he was at a loss as to why the detainee has not been released.
No reason has been given by the agency for its failure to comply with the court order delivered on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, he said.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo ordered the release of Mr Sowore, who is also the publisher of Sahara Reporters, after the expiration of the 45-day detention that his court sanctioned in August.
Sowore was arrested in Lagos, a few days to his inspired protests for #revolutionnow across Nigeria.
On the eve of the expiration of the detention order, the DSS brought a new charge, accusing him of not just treasonable felony, but also money laundering and cyberstalking President Buhari