DSS; Sowore Can Only be released to his Sureties

By OMA | 13-11-2019 | Politics |  

Would be released only to his Sureties


The Department for State Security Service DSS has released a statement on the release of Sowore and made it categorically clear that Sowore would be released only to the people that stood bail for him.

Going by the statement as seen in Premium Times, Sowore was to remain with the DSS until his sureties that signed bail for him in court comes for him.

DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, in the statement said since no surety of the #RevolutionNow Convener had shown up, Sowore would remain in custody of the department.

The Spokeman for the DSS also dispelled rumours that men of the Department fired life amunition at the Protesters despite serial and unwarranted provocations.

Quoting Peter Afunanya DSS Spokeman, "For Emphasis, the service reiterates its avowed readiness to release Sowore once the processes are concluded. It maintains that the appropriate persons have still not turned up to take delivery of Sowore.

"While those that have so far shown up are not directly concerned with the matter and therefore unqualified, many others have chosen to grandstand or politicise it to achieve hidden interest," he said.

Adding furthermore that "it is only appropriate that those who stood surety for Sowore present themselves and have him released to them. It is even more disappointing that Femi Falana, who is a senior lawyer would wrongly guide his client and supporters.

"He is rather playing to the gallery and mobilising miscreants to subvert the service and other state authorities. He has excellent relationship with the DGSS. but in the circumstance, he has refused to reach out to him over the case like he had on previous related ones."

Peter Afunanya still stated that, for the avoidance of doubt, the service restated its commitment to the rule of law and particularly respect to the court and therefore called for calm, but stated that it would not be intimidated or harrassed into hasty Actions.

"It reassures the public that it will not waste a second to release Sowore if the proper processes are followed. And Falana, Sure, knows what these are,"