NBA Condemns Continued Detention of Sowore

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The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has condemned the continued detention of the convener of RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore by the Department of State Services (DSS) after a court ordered his release.

The law association in a statement issued on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kunle Edun described the action of the secret police as unacceptable.

The statement reads, “This is unacceptable in a country where there are laws and a nation where the President recently professed at the United Nations General Assembly to respect the human rights of citizens.

“The Department of State Services is displaying the notorious image of an agency that enjoys treating judicial process with disdain, particularly as it pertains to obeying orders of courts enforcing the fundamental rights of Nigerians. 

“The continued detention of Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) in spite of various court orders readily comes to mind.

“The NBA therefore condemns the continued detention of Omoyele Sowere by the DSS as same amounts to violation of his constitutional rights to personal liberty. 

“The Nigerian Bar Association therefore calls for the immediate release of Sowore in line with the order of the Federal High Court made on September 24, 2019, and other Nigerians who have been languishing in DSS detention centres without charges.”

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