A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fined the Department of State Service (DSS) for delaying to serve the defence counsel of pro-democracy activist, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, the additional proof of evidence in their ongoing trial.
The court Adjourned it last sitting over the failure of the DSS to serve the Defence counsel proof of evidence. Hence, the court ordered the DSS to pay 100 Thousand Naira fine to the defendants before its next sitting.
The Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu led Federal High Court also ordered the DSS to release Sowore and Bakare within 24 hours.
Justice Ojukwu then adjourned the sitting to Friday, December 6 for the continuation of trial.
The DSS arrested Omoyele Sowore on August 3, 2019, for calling for #RevolutionNow Protest which the service said was a treasonable felony. In addition to that, the DSS charged him for money laundering.
However, the Federal High court has since granted him and his codefendant bail; and the leader of their defence counsel, Femi Falana (SAN) said they have met their bail conditions.
Hence, All Nigerians who have been following the drama thought they would regain their freedom on the 6th of November 2019.
Unfortunately, it was not to be. Sowore and his co-defendant have remained in the custody of the DSS since then.