KanyiDaily had reported that Sowore began a hunger strike by refusing to eat anything in protest for his continued detention by the DSS despite a court order sanctioning his immediate release.
The activist, who has been detained for 99 days by the DSS was granted bail twice by the federal high court in Abuja, but the security operatives refused to release him for ‘some reasons.’
A statement released by DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, confirmed that it has confirmed receipt of the court order for the release of Sowore, but nobody has come to take him on bail.
The statement was quoted as saying, “no person has turned up at the DSS to take delivery of him.”
“It is important that the public notes that since the receipt of the order, no person has turned up at the DSS to take delivery of him. This becomes imperative for reasons of accountability,” the statement reads.
“However, the Court has been properly briefed on this development and the steps being taken to ensure compliance with its order.
“The Service, under the leadership of Yusuf Magaji Bichi (fwc), as the Director General, is not a lawless organization and will never obstruct justice or disobey Court orders. It, therefore, affirms that it will do all that is needful once the appropriate processes have been concluded”.
Sowore was arrested at about 11 pm on August 2 by DSS operatives and has since been in detention alongside Bakare.
The Federal Government had, in September, filed a seven-count charge against Sowore that included treasonable felony, insulting the president, and money laundering.