Categories: On the GoTop Stories

DSS arrests Sowore


The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 elections.

He was said to have been picked up in the early hours of Saturday and taken to the Lagos head office of the secret police on CMD Road, Magodo, Ikosi, Ketu.

At 1:25am, the activist tweeted: “DSS invades Sowore’s.”

SaharaReporters, Sowore’s online outfit, said his phone was forcefully seized before the arrest.

“An eyewitness confirming that his phone was forcefully taken from him,” SaharaReporters said in a report.

“He also tweeted ‘Ja p’, confirming his phone must have been seized while trying to raise the alarm about his arrest.”

The medium said the arrest and detention of Sowore are not unconnected to “#RevolutionNow, a series of planned protests against bad governance in Nigeria” scheduled for Monday.

Sowore has been actively involved in the plans for a nationwide protest.

Hours to his arrest, he had tweeted: “All that is needed for a #Revolution is for the oppressed to choose a date they desire for liberty, not subjected to the approval of the oppressor.”

The DSS is yet to make any comment on Sowore’s arrest.

Recent Posts

  • On the Go
  • Sport

Eaglets to face Turkey, Senegal ahead of World Cup in Brazil

Ahead of the 2019 U17 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria will take part in the UEFA/CAF World…

21 mins ago
  • On the Go
  • Top Stories

Air Peace CEO ‘in tears’ as reps recommend him for national award

The house of representatives has recommended Allen Onyeama, chief executive officer (CEO) of Air Peace Airlines, for national honour for…

31 mins ago
  • On the Go
  • Rivers
  • Top Stories

‘Sex workers have right to life’… women protest killings in Rivers hotels

Groups of women on Wednesday marched to the government house in Port Harcourt to protest the killing of young women…

2 hours ago
  • Business
  • On the Go

Caverton Helicopters to take delivery of training simulator in 2020

Caverton Helicopters says a simulator, which would be used to train pilots, will be delivered in the second quarter of…

3 hours ago
  • Life and Living
  • On the Go

Five home remedies for sore throat

4 hours ago