Rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner, Omoyele Sowore has regained freedom more than three months after he was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS). Also released is his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare.
Sowore was arrested and charged to court by the Nigerian government for planning a nationwide tagged #RevolutionNow.
He was released on Thursday evening after the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered his release for the third time.
Sowore is expected to appear in court on Friday for commencement of trial.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, ordered the DSS to release Sowore, within 24 hours.
The DSS had on a couple of occasions acknowledged that it had received an earlier court order to release Sowore but said they could not just let him go without proper documentation to the appropriate sureties.
Sowore was freed after a federal high ordered his release and fined the DSS N100,000 for his continued detention.
Omoyele Sowore has been detained since August 17th, 2019 and on several occasions, the Department State Service has defied court orders (DSS) authorizing his release. (NAN)