Women from Sowore’s village storm Abuja court to demand his release from DSS custody
A group of women from Kiribo, Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State, the birthplace of the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, stormed the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday to protest the continued illegal detention of their son by the Department of State Service (DSS).
The women who were about 30 were decked in white wrappers and bra but with no clothes covering the upper parts of their bodies.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu had on Thursday ordered the DSS to release Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, from detention within 24 hours.
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The duo’s trial for treasonable felony was scheduled to commence on Thursday but the court had to adjourn till Friday due to the secret police’s non- compliance with the order for the defendants’ release.
The protesting women who arrived the court environment after the proceedings started on Thursday, were not allowed entry into the court premises.
But they stayed by the gate and publicly displayed their placards with various inscriptions calling for Sowore’s release and only departed long after the proceedings had ended and Sowore returned to the DSS custody with his co-defendant.