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Sowore's Arrest Repugnant To Fairness, Equity, Natural Justice – CDHR

OMOYELE SOWORE 

*As Group Insists Sahara Reporters' Publisher Has Right To Protest

BY FRANCIS IWUCHUKWU, LAGOS 

The arrest of pro-democracy activist and the convener of #RevolutionNow Protests, Omoyele Sowore, who was arrested at the early hours of yesterday (Saturday)  by heavily armed men believed to be personnel of the State Security Service, SSS, is condemnable.

This declaration was made public by the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, in Nigeria in a statement issued by it's National publicity Secretary, Comrade Muyiwa Kushimo.

The group consequently described Sowore's arrest as repugnant to fairness, equity, and natural justice.

CDHR further stated that, “Findings revealed that his arrest was not unconnected to a proposed revolutionary protest meant to take place in Nigeria on the 5th of this month. 

“Sowore like any other Nigerian has the fundamental right to carry out a peaceful protest as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, FRN.

“Sowore posted a distress tweet at exactly 1:25 am with an eyewitness confirming that his phone was forcefully taken from him.

“The Federal Government should do the needful and release Sowore as his arrest may compound the country's woes.”

It is recalled that Sowore, who is the Publisher of Sahara Reporters was the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, (AAC) during the 2019 general elections.

The arrested Sowore had equally held sway as the leader of #Take It Back, a political movement which says it wants to rescue Nigeria from corruption and misgovernance.

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