Controversial media personality, Kemi Oliunloyo has joined other human rights activists in calling for the release of Omoyele Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow protest.
Sowore is facing a treasonable felony charge amongst others alongside his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare. The Federal Government had alleged that they are planning to topple a democratically elected government.
Having met the bail condition of N100m and a surety who resides in Abuja since Thursday, despite confirming the court order, the Department of State Service (DSS) has refused to release him. The security agency had on Friday claimed that Sowore was not released because no one e came for him.
As a result of the statement, a group of other lawyers, activists, and supporters, arrived at the DSS headquarters on Saturday at 8 am to receive him. The agency, however, failed to release him.
We have already paid N100m!
Kemi Olunloyo filmed herself wearing Sowore’s usual beret. Listening to Wizkid’s ‘Down on The Low, Kemi was heard saying speaking in Yoruba language, saying she will continue to shout until the human right activist is released.
“Ama pariwo!, Ama pariwo!, You have to release Sowore, DSS You have to release Sowore, Kemi Olunloyo talks. Haa, efe ko ku sibe ni? (do you want him to die there)?” she was heard in the video uploaded on her social media page.
“Oma dele oo, ani gba (he will get home, we will not relent). Ko ni ku sibe yen, oma jade (he will not die there), we are in democracy.
“Am fighting for Sowore’s matter. Kemi Olunloyo. Ati nowo (we have spent money), N100m.
She also showed her annoyance on the recent statement released by the DSS. Reacting what fellow human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju said, she expressed surprise that the DSS claimed that they don’t work on weekends.
“What did I hear you say, Adeyanju, you are telling that they say they don’t work on weekends.”
DSS had arrested Sowore on August 3rd, 2019, a weekend. Speaking on the development, the controversial journalist said the executive must never tamper with the judiciary.
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UPDATE 6:30pm Nigeria Sowore still NOT RELEASED The executive must never TAMPER with the JUDICIARY. Speak out Nigerians! This is tyranny and not a democracy. Twitter is already on fire 🔥 and the CEO of real time Jack Dorsey is even in Nigeria watching. PLEASE SHARE!!!! #keminicationsdigital #FreeSowore #
Meanwhile, the hashtags #FreeSowore and #Sowore have been trending on Twitter.