Wole Soyinka describe arrest of Omoyele Sowore as mockery and violation of the fundamental rights


Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, on Sunday described the arrest of human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, by the Department of State Services, as “a terrorist midnight arrest.”

He added that it was a mockery and violation of the fundamental rights of citizens to congregate and make public their concerns.

Soyinka said Sowore has not engaged in any treasonable act as being claimed by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

Soyinka, in a statement made available on Sunday and titled: “Surely, Not Again!!!” said the deployment of alarmist expressions such as treason, anarchist and public incitement by security agents was predictable and banal and that the expressions have become meaningless.