No One Took Delivery Of Sowore, Says DSS
The Department of State Service (DSS) says no one has shown up to take delivery Omoyele Sowore.
The convener of the RevolutionNow movement was arrested in Lagos on August 3 and whisked to Abuja where he has remained confined till date.
Though, not the first time the court has granted him bail, a Federal High court in Abuja granted him bail for the umpteenth times, but the DSS refused to release him from custody.
The disregard for court order attracted reactions from Nigerians, including Sowore’s legal counsel, Femi Falana who threatened to drag the DSS to court for violation.
The DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya said on Friday that the agency has received the court order, adding that no one has come to the agency to take delivery of the activist.
He said handing him over to someone was necessary for accountability.
“The DSS wishes to confirm that it has received the court order for the release of Omoyele Sowore,” the statement read.
“It is important that the public notes that since the receipt of the Order, no person has turned up at the DSS to take delivery of him. This becomes imperative for reasons of accountability.
“However, the Court has been properly briefed on this development and the steps being taken to ensure compliance with its Order.
“The Service, under the leadership of Yusuf Magaji Bichi (FWC), as the Director-General, is not a lawless organization and will never obstruct justice or disobey Court Orders. It, therefore, affirms that it will do all that is needful once the appropriate processes have been concluded.”