- NewsRescue Comment: A freed person does not need someone to receive him. He can hail a taxi to use to go home.
The Department of State Services (DSS) on friday confirmed the receipt of the Court Order for the release of human rights activists, Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare .
The service explained that since the receipt of the order, no person has turned up at the DSS to take the delivery of the activists.
The service disclosed this in a press statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya and made available to journalists in Abuja The service however emphasised that the court has been briefed on the development and steps are being taken to ensure compliance with the order .
The Full Text
PRESS RELEASE OMOYELE SOWORE
The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to confirm that it has received the Court Order for the release of Omoyele SOWORE. 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.
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. Peter Afunanya, Ph.D Public Relations Officer, Department of State Services, National Headquarters, Abuja 8th November, 2019.
This statement is not only false but contemptuous. The court did not direct the DSS to release Sowore to someone. The Order said he should be released, period! I was at DSS facility in Abuja yesterday where I met with DSS lawyers, Sowore & Mandate and they refused to release him. https://t.co/ZoDj5Vm21k— Inibehe Effiong (@InibeheEffiong) November 8, 2019