Operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, have arrested pro-democracy activist and the convener of #RevolutionNow Protests, Omoyele Sowore.
It was gathered that Sowore was picked up at his apartment in the early hours of Saturday.
Sowore posted a distress tweet at exactly 1:25 a.m. with an eyewitness confirming that his phone was forcefully taken from him.
The tweet read, “DSS invades Sowore’s”.
He also tweeted ” Ja p”, confirming his phone must have been seized while trying to raise the alarm about his arrest.
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) August 3, 2019
His arrest and detention are not unconnected to #RevolutionNow, a series of planned protests against bad governance in Nigeria scheduled for August 5, 2019.
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