We’ll release Sowore to appropriate persons – DSS
The Department of State Security, DSS, has stated that Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore, will only be released to appropriate persons.
This was disclosed by the agency’s Public Relations Officer PRO, Dr Peter Afunanya.
Afunanya, in a statement issued, stated that when necessary processes are concluded, Sowore would be released to appropriate persons.
“While all those that have so far shown up are not directly concerned with the matter and therefore unqualified; many others have either chosen to grandstand or politicise it to achieve hidden interests. The service reassures the public that it will not waste a second to release Sowore if the proper processes are followed,” he said.
The DSS expressed disappointment at Sowore’s lawyer, Femi Falana, who claimed that the agency refused to release him despite meeting his bail conditions.
“It is even more disappointing that Mr Femi Falana, who is a senior lawyer, would wrongly guide his client and supporters. He is rather playing to the gallery and mobilizing miscreants to subvert the Service and other state authorities. He has excellent relationship with the DSS. But in the circumstance, he has refused to reach out to him over the case like he had on previously related ones. For the avoidance of doubt, the Service restates its commitment to the rule of law and particularly respect to the court,” he said.
He concluded by denying claims that operatives of the agency fired shots at protesters who were demanding the release of Sowore.