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Respite for Sowore as DSS finally surrenders to court ruling

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After the latest court reprimand which included being fined N100,000 for repeatedly disobeying court orders, the Department of State Services (DSS) has finally released the convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore.

He was released on Thursday evening after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja ordered the service to release him within 24hours.

According to Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, the DSS had no justifiable reason to continue to hold the defendant in custody, after she had signed the warrant for his release.

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Sowore is however expected to appear in court on Friday for commencement of trial.

The Publisher of online news platform, Sahara Reporters and a presidential candidate in the February 2019 elections, was arrested on August 3.

Sowore and Olawale Bakare, his co-accused, are standing trial on seven counts of treasonable felony, fraud, cyber-stalking and of insulting the president.

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