Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana SAN, requested the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami ( SAN) to release the Convener of #RevolutionNow Omoyele Sowore, from the custody of the Department of State Services.
Falana who is head of the legal team for Sowore and his codefendant, Olawale Bakare in his trial for treason, made the request in a letter dated December 13 , 2019
The letter titled, ‘Request for the release of Omoyele Sowore from illegal custody,’ partly reads:
“ Following the announcement of your decision to take over the case of the Federal Republic of Nigeria V Omoyele Sowore and another, two members of the legal defence team visited the headquarters of the State Security Service on December 13 , 2019 to demand the immediate release of Sowore from illegal custody .
“Our colleagues were however advised to direct the request to your office in view of the fact that you have taken over the case from the State Security Service.
“In the light of the foregoing, we hereby request you to use your good offices to direct the State Security Service to release Sowore from custody in line with the order of the Federal High Court admitting him to bail pending trial. We are confident that you will not hesitate to grant our request as no court has issued.”