A United States Senator from New Jersey, Cory Anthony Booker, has asked the Federal Government to ensure the safety of the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore. He said this in a tweet after the release of Sowore from the custody of the Department of State Services on Tuesday.
It will be recalled that 13 days after a hard-hitting editorial by The PUNCH criticised the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) and his regime for their acts of lawlessness, the DSS complied with the order granting bail to a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) and Sowore.
While Dasuki had been in the custody of the DSS since December 2015, Sowore was forcefully rearrested on December 6, barely 24 hours after he was released from custody that lasted over four months. Reacting to Sowore’s release, Booker lamented that the activist was deprived of the opportunity to celebrate Christmas with his family.
He tweeted, “Glad to hear that Omoyele Sowore has been released from prison, though it’s unfortunate he can’t join his family in NJ for the holidays.
“Now, the Nigerian government must assure his continued safety and security as he awaits his trial and cease their concerning attacks on the press.”
Glad to hear that Omoyele Sowore has been released from prison; though it’s unfortunate he can’t join his family in NJ for the holidays. Now, the Nigerian government must assure his continued safety & security as he awaits his trial & cease their concerning attacks on the press. https://t.co/4T5hL98X7K
— Sen. Cory Booker (@SenBooker) December 24, 2019. Punch