Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti is the latest personality to react to the re-arrest of the co-convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).
The musician who bared his thoughts on social media regarding the development which led to an uproar by critics said that the biggest weapon of President Muhammadu Buhari is the fact that he knows that Nigerians will never stand up for those that stand up for them.
The father of one who recounted how the same treatment was meted out to his late father by Buhari when he was the military head of state said that his dad had blood all over him when was dragged through the streets while everyone watched.
He wrote on Instagram; “They know the Nigerian professionals are their biggest accomplice. They know you have never gone on strike because poor people have no food, because u have food. You have never downed tools because poor people can’t go to school because u can afford school fees.
“You have never stopped yes sir for one second because innocent babies are dying by their thousands since u can afford private clinics for your kids (some of u even employ the poor kids and nearly kill them yourselves). That’s why you can’t stand up and down tools for Sowore even after the courts of LAW that we all claim to obey has been spat on. I know the truth though cos the stigma of loving the African people is one I’m familiar with! How dare he?
“Who does he think he is?! Hmmmm. Let me tell u, Sowore is all of us without our shackles!!! This is our greatest opportunity to change this narrative. This is our biggest chance to insist on our dignity and our rights not just for Sowore but for our HUMANITY! Let’s change this narrative!! UNA GO RELEASE THIS ONE OOOO.”
There was a mild drama at the court 7, Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, as armed operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) moved to re-arrest Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, at the court premises.
The drama started shortly after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu adjourned the trial until February 11, 12 and 13 for definite hearing.
She then adjourned the case till February 11, 12 and 13 for definite hearing.
The court registrar then called the next case for hearing and as everyone began to move out of the court premises, some officers of the DSS, numbering about 15, who had laid an ambush for the defendants, started making their way towards Sowore and Bakare.
There was a stampede as the officers cocked their guns to scare people away.
Sowore and Bakare, however, resisted being rearrested.
They ran back into the court premises as the action resulted in a commotion.
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