At Last Freedom For Sowore, Bakare 

Joseph Bakare

Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the #RevolutionNow campaign and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare have finally been released by the Department of State Services from detention.

The development followed court ruling by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja for  their release within the next 24 hours.

Ojukwu also gave the SSS 24 hours to comply with her release warrant issued for Messrs Sowore and Bakare on November 6.

The SSS had stalled the release for a month, despite nationwide outrage and warning from the judge that its director-general, Yusuf Bichi, might be held in criminal contempt of court.

Mr Sowore was arrested on August 3 for planning #RevolutionNow, a series of protests to demand an end to corruption and demand better living conditions for all citizens.

The protests were planned to commence on August 5 across 21 towns and cities, with public awareness escalating as the day drew closer.

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