Protesters are currently at the National Human Rights Commission office in Abuja calling for the release of Omoyele Sowore, who has continued to be held by the Department of State Services despite a Federal High Court ordering his immediate release on bail on Tuesday.
According to a report by Punch, the Department of State Service has twice on Friday, September 27th blocked a bailiff of the Federal High Court in Abuja from effecting a fresh service of the court order for the release of Sowore.
It was learnt that the bailiff first arrived the DSS headquarters in Abuja, where he (Sowore) had been held since August 3, 2019, around 9.30 a.m. on Friday, but was asked to return by 12 noon when the Director-General of DSS, Yusuf Bichi, would be around. However, when the bailiff returned to the DSS headquarters at 12.14 p.m. on Friday, he was denied access.
One of Sowore’s lawyer, Sam Ogala, who was at the main gate of the DSS office during the bailiff’s attempt to serve the security agency, confirmed the development. Sowore’s legal team led by Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), had on Thursday expressed shock over DSS’ claim that it had not been served with the order issued by Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja granting bail to Sowore.