EFew hours Omoyele Sowore has being released, by the Federal High Court order in Abuja. He was re-arrested again by Department of State Services (DSS) on the grounds of fresh charges being filed against him, it was gathered.
Sowore alleged that an attempt was made on his life as men of the DSS put him in a chokehold.
Sowore and Bakare’s appearance in court on Friday for the resumption of their trial over charges of treasonable felony for organising the Revolution Now protest, which the government saw as an attempt to disrupt the peace in the country.
They were arrested on August 3, 2019, and despite a federal high court order for them to be released on bail, the DSS, who acknowledged receipt of the order early November, kept them in custody, their reason being that the appropriate sureties had not come for them.
But following an order of Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday that the duo should be released within 24 hours and a cost of N100,000 awarded against the DSS, they were released at about 5pm on the same day.