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BREAKING: DSS deny arresting Sowore, Bakare, says his supporters were only acting drama

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The Department of State Services (DSS) says its officers did not apprehend Activists, Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, in courtroom, claiming that the his supporters were only performing an “orchestrated drama”.

An announcement signed and made public by the DSS spokesperson, state secret police, Peter Afunanya, stated there have been none of its officers concerned within the incidents recorded within the courtroom.

His statement read: “It has become important that the Department of State Services responds to the serial misinformation being circulated in the media about its involvement in the incident that occurred on 6th December, 2019 at the Federal High Court, Abuja,” the statement read.

“It is instructive to note that during the court proceeding of the day under reference, Defence Counsel, Femi FALANA (SAN), called the attention of the Judge to a suspicion that the Service was planning to re-arrest Omoyele SOWORE immediately after the court session. The Court discountenanced his alarm and asserted that the Service was law abiding and would not engage in such and subsequently adjourned to February, 2020.

“However, when SOWORE stepped out of the court and sighted operatives of the Service within the premises, he ran back into the courtroom. In a bid to shield him from an imaginary arrest, his uncontrollable supporters mobbed him while chanting ‘you can’t arrest him’ thus the pandemonium that ensued.

“A critical look at the videos in circulation would convince any objective viewer that there was no DSS personnel during the entire period the Sowore crowd acted out its orchestrated drama. Its personnel were never, at any time, involved in the incident.”

Recall JUST IN: We didn’t arrest Sowore in court — his supporters were only acting, says DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) says its officers did not arrest Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, in court, claiming that the journalist’s supporters were only acting an “orchestrated drama”.

A statement signed by Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesperson, the state secret police, said there were none of its officers involved in the incidents recorded in the courtroom.

“It has become important that the Department of State Services responds to the serial misinformation being circulated in the media about its involvement in the incident that occurred on 6th December, 2019 at the Federal High Court, Abuja,” the statement read.

“It is instructive to note that during the court proceeding of the day under reference, Defence Counsel, Femi FALANA (SAN), called the attention of the Judge to a suspicion that the Service was planning to re-arrest Omoyele SOWORE immediately after the court session. The Court discountenanced his alarm and asserted that the Service was law abiding and would not engage in such and subsequently adjourned to February, 2020.

“However, when SOWORE stepped out of the court and sighted operatives of the Service within the premises, he ran back into the courtroom. In a bid to shield him from an imaginary arrest, his uncontrollable supporters mobbed him while chanting ‘you can’t arrest him’ thus the pandemonium that ensued.

“A critical look at the videos in circulation would convince any objective viewer that there was no DSS personnel during the entire period the Sowore crowd acted out its orchestrated drama. Its personnel were never, at any time, involved in the incident.”

Recall that Omoyele Sowore, the Convener, #RevolutionNow protest, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare were before the Judge, Justice Ijoema Ojukwu on Friday morning when armed DSS officers invaded the court, disrupted court proceedings and finally re-arrested.

The trial continuation was adjourned till Feb. 11, 12 and 13 for definite hearing.

Sowore, who massively was surrounded by his family members and friends in bid to hurt his re-arrest was released barely 12 hours ago after spending 124 days in DSS custody alongside his co-defendant, Bakare.

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SOURCE: Scannews24.com
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