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“Sowore is a person of interest” – Nigeria’s Presidency reacts to continues incarceration of the activists



Nigeria’s Government reacts to the continues incarceration of Journalist and activists, Mr Omoyele Sowore .

In a statement on Sunday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said Sowore is a person of interest to the secret police.

Mr Sowore had been set free only to be rearrested a day after by the state police, an action that has led to nation-wide condemnation over the desecration of the court by personnel of the DSS who have long denied they ever invaded the court premises.

“The Presidency notes some of the insinuations in the media about the arrest by the Department of State Services (DSS) of the agitator, Omoyele Sowore,” Shehu said in a statement.

“The DSS does not necessarily need the permission of the Presidency in all cases to carry out its essential responsibilities that are laid down in the Nigerian Constitution – which was the foundation for the restoration of democracy in our country in 1999.

“However, it should not surprise anyone who has followed his actions and words that Sowore is a person of interest to the DSS. Sowore called for a revolution to overthrow the democratically elected government of Nigeria.

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