Sowore was arrested on August 3rd in Lagos and flown to Abuja where he had been detained. Though Abuja Federal High Court has granted him bail after meeting his bail conditions but the secret Police has refused to allow him leave his custody.
In a statement by the Spokesman of the Department of State Services (DSS), Peter Afunanya, on Friday November 8th, said the Agency has received the order to release Sowore and no one has visited the DSS to take delivery on the Activist.
“The DSS wishes to confirm that it has received the court order for the release of Omoyele Sowore. It is important that the public notes that since the receipt of the Order, no person has turned up at the DSS to take delivery of him. This becomes imperative for reasons of accountability.
“However, the Court has been properly briefed on this development and the steps being taken to ensure compliance with its Order.
“The Service, under the leadership of Yusuf Magaji Bichi (fwc), as the Director General, is not a lawless organization and will never obstruct justice or disobey Court Orders. It, therefore, affirms that it will do all that is needful once the appropriate processes have been concluded” the statement read.