Femi Falana calls on DSS boss to release Omoyele Sowore

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Counsel to detained publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, Femi Falana (SAN) has called on the Director General of the Department of State Security Services, Bichi Magaji to respect the constitution of Nigeria and release those being detained illegally by his agency.

In a press statement made available to newsmen, Falana stated that DSS had given three contradictory reasons for not complying with the order of court granting bail to Sowore.

He also stated that SSS has continued to disrespect the courts by refusing to release the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and the former National Security Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Sambo Dasuki.

Falana recalled that in a public statement issued on 9/11/19 the DSS claimed that it had wanted to release the duo but for the fact that no one had shown up to receive them.

Falana said that since he is counsel to the majority of these detainees in question, he was compelled to join issues with the DSS on its latest justification for such brazen abuse of power.