Sowore Mobilizing People and Calling For Violence From Detention – DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has accused the detained convener of RevolutionNow Protests, Omoyele Sowore of plotting violence from detention. The Spokesman of the Service, Dr. Peter Afunanya disclosed this on Tuesday when he addressed journalists at the headquarters of the Secret Police in Abuja. “There is nothing that Sowore needs that we do…

Sowore: Soyinka Berates DSS, Calls on CSOs to Unite and Fight Impunity

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has berated the Department of State Services (DSS) over its continued detention of the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore despite meeting his bail conditions. Soyinka in statement issued Tuesday night said the actions of the secret police was childish and gone beyond acceptable level. He called on Civil Society…

Illegal Detention: Onumah Seeks N150m Damages From DSS

A journalist and rights activist, Mr. Chido Onumah, yesterday demanded N150 million compensation from the Department of State Services (DSS) over alleged illegal detention. In a suit number; FHC/ABJ/CS/1270/2019, filed by his lawyer, Moses Ideh, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, Onumah also sought; “the enforcement of his fundamental human rights to dignity of his person,…

Author Onumah Taken Into Protective Custody not Arrested – DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS), has denied media reports that it arrested an activist and author, Dr. Chidoh Onumah. The public relations officer of the Service, Dr. Peter Afunanya in a statement on Monday said Onumah was merely engaged in an interaction with the Service following credible intelligence that he may be subject of…

NBA Condemns Continued Detention of Sowore

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…