Sowore’s rearrest: CSOs demand release of Sowore, give FG 14 days to prosecute DSS officials
A coalition of civil society organisations in Nigeria have issued a 14- day ultimatum to the Federal Government demanding the release of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement.
This ultimatum follows the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja by Department of State Service (DSS) operatives who rearrested Sowore.
The group is also demanding the release of all persons illegally detained by the DSS as well as other security agencies.
This was disclosed at a news conference organised by the groups in Abuja, on Monday. They stressed that the Federal Government should ensure that officials of the DSS who invaded the court premises be prosecuted, else there would be a nationwide protest at every National Human Rights Commission Office across the country.
Executive Director of civil group, Enough is Enough, Yemi Ademolekun also at the news conference told journalists that the group’s demands include a call on President Muhammadu Buhari to hold a national broadcast and address citizens on the direction of his administration.
The civil rights movements include the Centre for Democracy and Development; Occupy Nigeria; Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Transition Monitoring Group, Enough is Enough, among others.