The human rights lawyer says, “It is unfortunate that our client has nearly completed the 45-day detention period.
He says, “The Federal High Court is on annual vacation. Hence, the delay in having the matter heard expeditiously. No external influence is involved in the matter whatsoever.
Falana, more than anyone, understands that these days, it is easier to get into the DSS detention than to get out. He is the lawyer to the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, who has already spent four years in the DSS detention and he is still counting. Not even a court order could force El-Zakzaky out of the DSS’ iron grips. With his experience in El-Zakzaky’s case, Falana may be in for a lot of déjà vu feelings in his quest to get Sowore out of DSS detention.
Sowore had made his mission to topple the Buhari government through violence abundantly clear.
When the footage surfaced online last week of his wife, Opeyemi, speaking on an American TV programme,
Asked if Opeyemi was right, Falana says, “I cannot comment on that statement since the matter is sub judice. In fact, that is one of the grounds of our objection to the 45-day detention period.”
“He is, however, worried over the black-on-black violence going on in South Africa. He said but for his incarceration, he would have travelled to South Africa to interview President Cyril Ramphosa and other top government officials who have been inciting unemployed South African youths to unleash xenophobic attacks on hapless African immigrants.”Read more: The Punch Newspapers
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