Sowore Ought to Have Been Charged by Now — Femi Falana

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Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer has expressed disappointment that the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, has not been arraigned almost three days after he was arrested. 

The publisher of Sahara Reporters and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 elections was arrested in the early hours of Saturday by operatives of the Department of State Services in a hotel in Lagos.

According to The PUNCH,  Falana stated that he expected Sowore to have been charged on Monday because, by law, a suspect should not be kept in detention without arraignment within 48 hours of arrest.

When asked what he would do on account of the extended detention of the human rights activist, Falana said, “I have sent lawyers to the DSS as of Tuesday morning and I’m awaiting a feedback.”  

Sowore is currently being detained in the custody of the DSS in Abuja.

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