DSS Finally Explains Why It Arrested Sowore Again, Claims He Was Planning Total Anarchy After Being Released
By Iwedi Ojinmah 2 months ago
The DSS has finally explained why it re-arrested Sowore on Friday.
In a press statement made available to the media by its spokesman, Peter Afunanya it said the convener of RevolutionNow Movement “resorted to acts inimical to
The security agency cited a statement of Sowore made on the 25th July 2019 saying; “I’m not talking of protest. “I’m embarking on revolution… Don’t tell me about legal implications or what a Judge will say. I don’t care …”
The agency went on say that Sowore had reassured groups of persons that he will create anarchy in the country after his release on 5th of December.
The service, therefore, said the re-arrest is in line with the alert it raised on 3rd of December warning of a plot to destabilize the country.
“It may be recalled that the Service had on 3rd December 2019 raised the alarm about a plot to destabilize the country. It is quite remarkable that the plot has already started playing out
“To ensure this objective is further achieved, some persons and groups are scurrying to seize the opportunity of the misleading court incident and the wrong narrative against the DSS to organize an insurrection in the country. They have continued to falsely curry and mobilize international sentiments and attention, through clear misrepresentation of the facts, for their selfish ends.”
The department also pointed out that it only rearrested Sowore and not his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare because the latter had not been implicated in the new plot to cause anarchy.
The statement further pointed out that :
"For emphasis, it should be noted that Sowore is facing trial not as an activist, journalist or a politician, but for his resort to calling for violence, a forceful takeover of government and suspected transnational illegal activities. It is most unfortunate that Sowore, shortly after being released from custody, based on the court order, resorted to acts inimical to security.”
"He must now face the consequences."