JUST IN: SaharaReporters Publisher Omoyele Sowore Arrested by DSS
The publisher of SaharaReporters and the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the last presidential election in Nigerian has been arrested by men suspected to operatives of the Department of State Services.
Sowore human rights activist, pro-democracy campaigner, founder of online news agency Sahara Reporters was arrested Saturday morning at his home.
The politician posted a distress tweet at exactly 1:25 am which reads, “DSS invades Sowore’s.”
Omoyele Sowore was arrested in his residence in the early hours of Saturday, his associate said in a statement.
“Operatives of the Department of State Services have arrested pro-democracy activist and the convener of #RevolutionNow Protests, Omoyele Sowore.
“It was gathered that Sowore was picked up at his apartment in the early hours of Saturday.”
His arrest by the DSS could be as a result of his plans to mobilised people in Lagos and many parts of the country for a revolution protest tagged ‘Days of Rage’ to demand a better Nigeria.
The DSS is yet to confirm the arrest.