Nigerians have condemned the action of the Department of State Services as its operatives rearrested Omoyele Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow protest at the federal high court, Abuja, on Friday.
The disregard for the courtroom and the rule of law exhibited by the DSS as Sowore who was only released on Thursday night after he had been in the Services detention since August is an attack on the freedom of all, Nigerians have said.
What we all need to realize is that this isn’t just Sowore’s business. This isn’t just his freedom at risk.
This is all of our freedom(s) at risk here. We’re staring down a horrid road lined with this kind of occurrences and the social media bill to make sure we don’t complain.
— Big Odun Energy (@OdunEweniyi) December 6, 2019
The DSS isn’t doing any good to the Federal Government with the way they are handling Sowore’s case. I’m not a fan of Sowore but I implore the Federal Government to intervene and put a stop to this mess. Court orders should be obeyed!
— Sally Suleiman (@is_salsu) December 6, 2019
Judges can now be chased with Guns.
CourtRooms can now be desecrated with turmoil
Judgement of the court can note be abused right inside the court.
A sad day for democracy.
A sad day for the rule of law.
A sad day with a sad precedent.
Sowore, Buhari & the DSS ordeal.
— Young Otutu (@YoungOtutu) December 6, 2019
Forget your political affiliation, what happened to Sowore today is an attack on your freedom and dignity as a Nigerian citizen. It should never happen. It is a disgrace on the Nigerian government and it should never be allowed to stand! #FreeSoworeNow #FreeSoworeAlready !
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) December 6, 2019
Justice slowly becoming a thing of the past n our dear country …. a kid somewhere in nigeria dreaming of becoming a lawyer and bettering the community would see this and start having doubts … just sad https://t.co/eUOMkBQPze
— Davido (@iam_Davido) December 6, 2019