Posted by News Express | 8 December 2019 | 1,516 times
As reactions continue to trail the re-arrest of the Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, who is also the convener of #RevolutionNow, the Department of State Services has denied that its operatives attempted to arrest Sowore in the courtroom.
It claimed it was Sowore’s uncontrollable supporters that mobbed him in court.
In a statement issued on Saturday night, DSS said it had become important to respond to the “serial misinformation being circulated in the media” on the re-arrest of Sowore.
In the statement signed by its spokesman, Dr. Peter Afunanya, the secret police denied that any of its operatives entered the courtroom to arrest Sowore.
He added that, “the DSS, as a professional, responsible and law-abiding Organisation, could not have invaded a courtroom, including the one presided over by a respected Judge who is not only handling its case but whose Order was unconditionally obeyed within a 24-hour ultimatum.”
Narrating its own side of the story, DSS said “when Sowore stepped out of the court and sighted operatives of the Service within the premises, he ran back into the courtroom.
“In a bid to shield him from an imaginary arrest, his uncontrollable supporters mobbed him while chanting “you can’t arrest him”, thus the pandemonium that ensued.” (THISDAY)
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