Sowore’s Wife Reacts To Court’s Incidence, Husband’s Rearrest

Sowore's Wife Reacts To Court's Incidence, Husband's Rearrest
Omoyele Sowore, Opeyemi Sowore, Femi Falana

Opeyemi Sowore, wife to the publisher of SaharaReporters Omoyele, has reacted to the court incident that took place during her husband’s trial and his rearrest by the Department of States Security Service on Friday. reports that the court proceedings became rowdy after operatives of the DSS stormed the court to arrest Sowore and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare.

In a message acquired by, Opeyemi Sowore said, “Today was a turning point in Nigeria’s history unlike anything its democracy has ever seen.

“In just 24 hours, the world witnessed Nigeria’s democracy disintegrate further with a gross misuse of power and outrageous display of lawlessness

“After the judge adjourned the court until February 11th and she reaffirmed my husband’s freedom, chaos ensued. Armed DSS operatives strangled and forcefully harmed Yele in an attempt to rearrest him. The judge fled the court room for her own safety.

“With brutal force, the DSS operatives were successful in taking my husband again.

“This government has shown us repeatedly their irrational conduct and extreme inability to follow the rule of law. We don’t have the luxury of time, it’s urgent that we hold this government accountable.

“We cannot go at this alone, Sowore’s life depends on a global outcry, your advocacy and intervention”.

Opeyemi Sowore- Wife of Omoyele Sowore


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