Several Nigerians have reacted to the latest court ruling which orders the release of Omoyele Sowore within 24 hours.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja Division, on Thursday, awarded N100,000 against the State Security Service (SSS) for flouting the court order made on November 6 ordering the release of Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare.
Mrs Ojukwu said the SSS cannot constitute itself as a parallel court of law.
The court also ordered the SSS to release the two activists within 24hours.
She also adjourned the case to December 6 for the continuation of trial.
The activists have been in the custody of the SSS since August. They were arrested for planning a protest popularised with the hashtag #RevolutionNow.
The SSS had refused to release both men despite two separate court orders.
OPERA NEWS gathered the opinion of Nigerians on Twitter.
On bail, the prosecution said that the DSS received the order but they have asked the defence counsel to provide Sowore’s sureties to sign for him.
Justice Ojukwu then asked if that was part of her order?
The prosecution agreed that it was not.
Nigerian women presently protesting at the Federal high Court Abuja calling on the DSS and @MBuhari to obey Court order and release Sowore and Bakare immediately.
If sowore is still held beyond 24hours, it can only mean that @MBuhari or his designates are the ones holding him.
The DSS also needed to be sure of Sowore’s safety outside their custody considering the sensitivity of his case. This is a global practice.
100k is nothing compared to the harassment and intimidation sowore has received in the hands of theses bastards. Should be in the 100 of millions.
I have freedom of speech. I have freedom to practice journalism. I have freedom to protest injustice and tyranny. I have only one mother land. I fight for a better Nigeria for my children and your children. I am Omoyele Sowore. #FreeSoworeNow
For the 3rd time this year, Sowore has bn ordered RELEASED. This time under 24hrs. If he does not regain his freedom, thunder will start firing those who brought woe to our doorsteps. Starting with the Bourdilonian with special attention to SAN @fkeyamo Tiktok tiktok 🤔
One thing FG forget about Sowore’s case that the more dramatic his trial becomes the more heroic he (Sowore ) becomes.