DSS arrests Omoyele Sowore
Sowore was said to have posted a distress tweet at exactly 1:25 am to announce his arrest.
According to Premium Times, the publisher cum politician was taken into custody on Saturday morning.
In the early hours of Saturday, August 3, 2019, at 1:25 am, Sowore tweeted to announce the presence of DSS men in his house.
A statement sent to the online news platform on Saturday, August 3, 2019, by an associate of the publisher states that Sowore was picked from his house.
The statement reads: “Operatives of the Department of State Services have arrested pro-democracy activist and the convener of #RevolutionNow Protests, Omoyele Sowore.
“It was gathered that Sowore was picked up at his apartment in the early hours of Saturday.
“Sowore posted a distress tweet at exactly 1:25 am with an eyewitness confirming that his phone was forcefully taken from him.
The tweet read, ” DSS invades Sowore’s”.
“He also tweeted ” Ja p”, confirming his phone must have been seized while trying to raise the alarm about his arrest.
“His arrest and detention are not unconnected to #RevolutionNow, a series of planned protests against bad governance in Nigeria scheduled for August 5, 2019.
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