Yorbing Staff Tuesday December 10, 2019
*Featured: Sahara TV, Dec 6, 2019, Youtube.
CNN Lagos, Dec 10, 2019.
The Nigerian government is facing immense criticism over the re-arrest and detention of investigative journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore on treason charges.
Sowore and activist Olawale Bakare were arrested by the Department of State Security Services(DSS) in August for organizing a nationwide protest against President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
Worldwide condemnation has trailed Nigeria’s government the violent re-arrest of journalist and activist, Omoyele Sowore, on Friday (Dec. 6). It came less than 24 hours after Sowore and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare, were freed after 125 days in detention during which two courts had granted them bail. Government agents stormed the Federal High Court in Abuja, manhandled the journalist in full glare of world media.
…Images on Friday show Mr Sowore pinned to the floor during scuffles with state security agents at a court hearing.
The former presidential candidate and founder of the news site Sahara Reporters was first detained in August after he called for revolution.
Despite being granted bail in October, authorities have continued to hold him, sparking an outcry from his supporters.
His co-defendant Olawale Bakare is also in the custody of state security services.
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