I will not stop sharing my thoughts, opinions and concerns on the existing issues in Nigeria until there is a resolution. Well, only God knows when that will ever happen!
So one day after Omoyele Sowore, a United States-based Nigerian Journalist and human rights activist, was released on bail, he was forcefully rearrested, or should I say abducted by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Background story; he was arrested and detained for 125 days on charges of treason. The government claims the activist planned to overthrow the current administration after he called for a protest dubbed “Revolution Now.” However, he was released on bail on Nov. 12th with a massive bail amount of 100 million and two guarantors with the same amount. Can you imagine? Now, after the requirement was met, he was rearrested again today in a controversial circumstance by DSS, and this was confirmed by one of Nigerians most prominent lawyers, human rights activist and Sowore’s counsel, Femi Falana.
I have so many questions to ask. First, what is the reason for the arrest? Anyways, regardless of what their reason is, this was so wrong. This is pure injustice! What happened to human rights and his rights as a Nigerian citizen?
What has he done to deserve all of these? If I am not mistaking, Sowore only called for a revolution in Nigeria following the recent presidential election. If we are also honest, the election was nothing close and compared to what a free and fair election will and should look like.
On the other hand, even if he did do anything wrong, we have a constitution and law that guides Nigeria and how situations like this should be handled, especially his arrest by DSS. I am curious to know what they have to say about this. I will like to know what his offence is. I hope they come up with something outstanding because all I see is pure wickedness and injustice.
Something needs to be done to save Nigeria before things get out of hand. This is all I have to say for now. Feel free to share your thoughts and opinion on this topic, and as always, I look forward to them.