The chairman of THISDAY editorial board, Mr Olusegun Adeniyi, has said the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow movement, despite a court order directing his release is an affront on the rule of law.

Adeniyi writing via his Twitter handle on Friday, said Sowore had predicted that he wouldn’t be released even if the court grants him bail.

A federal high court in Abuja had directed the secret service to release Sowore who was arrested on August 2 ahead of a nationwide protest he was promoting.


Taiwo Taiwo, the judge, said there was no subsisting order to keep him in detention.

All attempts by Sowore’s defence team to secure Sowore’s release following the court order have not been successful.

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Adeniyi said it is shameful that Sowore is still being detained more than 24 hours after his bail conditions were met.

“That Sowore is still in detention more than 24 hours after his bail conditions were perfected is a real shame and a serious affront on the rule of law,” he said.

“I hope the authorities will act quickly on the court order. I visited Sowore two weeks ago and sadly, he predicted this scenario.”

The DSS says it has not been served the court order directing Sowore’s release.