U.S. expresses ‘deep concern’ about Sowore’s arrest


The U.S. government has said it is ‘deeply concerned’ by the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore by the State Security Service (SSS).

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor of the U.S. State Department expressed the American government’s stance on its official Twitter handle.

“We are deeply concerned that #Sowore has been re-detained in #Nigeria, shortly after a court-ordered he be released on bail. Respect for rule of law, judicial independence, political and media freedom, and due process are key tenets of #democracy”, it wrote.

Mr Sowore, who was arrested for calling for protests to demand good governance, was released on Thursday by the SSS after spending 125 days in detention despite two court orders mandating his release.

He is accused of treason and insulting…



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