Sowore, Dasuki freed from DSS custody

Eric Ikhilae,  Nicholas Kalu and Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja


AFTER about four months days in custody, activist Omoyele Sowore last night regained his freedom.

His released followed the directive by Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami that Sowore and a former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki should be freed from the Directorate of State Service (DSS) custody.

The statement from Malami’s office said: “The office of the  AGF  has reviewed the pending criminal charges against the duo of Col.  Dasuki (retd.) and Omoyele Sowore.

“Whilst the Federal High Court has exercised its discretion in granting bail to the defendants in respect of the charges against them, I am also not unmindful of the right of the complainant/prosecution to appeal or further challenge the grant of bail by the court having regards to extant legal provisions, particularly Section 169 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.

“However, my office has chosen…

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