Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), on Thursday condemned the Department of State Services decision to verify Sowore’s sureties before approving them.
In a statement to The Punch, Falana, who is the counsel to the detained activists said the DSS was treating the court order with contempt.
“Pursuant to the verification of the sureties of Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare by the Federal High Court, the trial judge, Honourable Justice Ifeoma Ojukwu, made an order on November 6, 2019 for the release of the defendants from the custody of the DSS.
“The court Order has not authorised the DSS to approve the sureties before releasing Sowore and Bakare from custody.
“Kindly find below the court order being treated with contempt by the DSS which has continued to parade itself as a law-abiding security organisation.
Sowore and Bakare had perfected the bail conditions given ro them.by the court since November 6 but the DSS had refused to let them out of its cells, more than two weeks after.