From L-R: Olawale Bakare, Femi Falana (Lawyer) and Omoyele Sowore
Presidential candidate in the 2019 General Elections; Omoyele Sowore, has been recently freed from prison. He, alongside Olawale Bakare, was detained by the Directorate for State Service (DSS) on 3 August 2019 – totaling 124 days spent in jail. This was due to revolutionary protests reported to have been instigated by the Founder of Sahara Reporters – Omoyele Sowore.
Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare were released in the early hours of 7 pm, yesterday – 5 December 2019, and we see photos and videos of their ardent supporters express delight.
Some supporters of Omoyele Sowore flushed with excitement, following his release from prison yesterday
Sequel to his freedom, the court has ordered that the DSS pay a 100,000 NGN fine in defiance to initial court orders requesting to release Omoyele Sowore.