The Department of State Services (DSS), has said no one has come to receive Omoyele Sowore, convener of #Revolution Now, from its custody, despite receiving a court order to release him.
A Federal High Court in Abuja had granted Sowore bail, but the DSS dis not allow him leave its custody, despite fulfilling the conditions of the bail.
It sparked a nationwide outrage, with Femi Falana, his lawyer, threatening to sue the secret police.
However, Peter Afunanya, spokesperson of the DSS, in a statement on Friday, said while the agency has received the order to release the activist, no one has visited to take delivery of the Sahara Reporters’ publisher.
“The DSS wishes to confirm that it has received the court order for the release of Omoyele Sowore,” the statement read.
“It is important that the public notes that since the receipt of the Order, no person has turned up at the DSS to take delivery of him. This becomes imperative for reasons of accountability.
“However, the Court has been properly briefed on this development and the steps being taken to ensure compliance with its Order.
“The Service, under the leadership of Yusuf Magaji Bichi (fwc), as the Director General, is not a lawless organization and will never obstruct justice or disobey Court Orders. It, therefore, affirms that it will do all that is needful once the appropriate processes have been concluded.”
Sowore was arrested in Lagos on August 3, 2019, by the security agency, and was flown to Abuja where he has been detained.