United States senator, Cory Booker, has joined Senator Bob Menendez, a ranking member of the US Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, in condemning the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore in court.
On Friday, Menendez had said the brutal manner in which Sowore arrested was a blatant miscarriage of justice and promised to have his country intervene on the matter.
Booker, who also reacted on Friday, described the situation as dangerous and promised to assent to any move that will uphold the rule of law in the country.
He said, “It’s appalling that NJ journalist, Omoyele Sowore, was rearrested in Nigeria hours after his release.
“This is a shocking affront to the country’s rule of law and Nigeria must cease its dangerous attacks on freedom of expression.”
Meanwhile, Newsflash247 had earlier reported that the operatives of the Department of State Services,DSS, on Friday morning disrupted the ongoing trial of activists Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, rearrest the two men, who were only released from its detention on Thursday evening.
The DSS operatives also chased away the presiding judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu while also brutalising a journalist with a popular television station.
In a video credited by Sahara reporters, there is currently an ongoing standoff inside the court premises as the DSS operatives are refusing to allow Sowore and his lawyers come out of the place.
Newsflash247 reported The Department of State Services, DSS on Thursday night, December 5, has released Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement
Recall that the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday morning December 5, has ordered the Department of State Services, DSS, to release Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement within 24 hours.
Sowore has been in custody of the DSS after he was arrested for allegedly calling for a revolution.
The court had recently ordered the release of Sowore alongside Olawale Adebayo.
The DSS is yet to comply with the order and claimed that no surety had come to take Sowore on bail.