It has been 47 days and counting since the publisher of Sahara Reporter, former Presidential aspirant and convener of the controversial ‘Revolution Now’ protest, Omoyele Sowore, was arrested by the Department of State Service (DSS) on August 3rd, the eve of his planned revolution protest.
He was detained for alleged “threat on public safety, to peaceful coexistence and social harmony in the country.” Such Beautiful Legalese there.
Situations that led to his arrest
Sowore had planned a “peaceful revolutionary protest”, with hundreds of people indicating interests from all over the country and beyond. But the DSS claimed the protest was percieved as a threat to the country’s security, charging him for revolt and insurrection which might lead to forceful takeover of the Muhammadu Buhari’s government.