Amnesty International has urged the Federal Government to release the former African Action Congress Presidential Candidate, Omoyele Sowore or charge him with immediate effect.
Operatives of the Department of State Services had stormed Sowore’s Lagos home in the early hours of Saturday and arrested him.
Observers believe his arrest was an attempt to frustrate the revolutionary protests he had scheduled for Monday, August 5, across the nation.
The rights group made its opinion known in a series of tweets on Saturday.
The tweet read, “AI is concerned about the arrest of Omoyele Sowore by DSS operatives. We urge the authorities to respect his rights and follow due process. If not charged for any offence, he should be released immediately.”
Amnesty International is concerned about arrest of Omoyele Sowore @YeleSowore by DSS operatives. We urge the authorities to respect his rights and follow due process. If not charged for any offence, he should be released immediately.
— Amnesty International Nigeria (@AmnestyNigeria) August 3, 2019