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“The Nigerian Police Is Waiting For Orders From Above Before Releasing Sowore After Severely Beating My Client” – Femi Falana

“The Nigerian Police Is Waiting For Orders From Above Before Releasing Sowore After Severely Beating My Client” – Femi Falana

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The news has been going all round that Mr. Omoyele Sowore has been arrested again. Mr. Omoyele Sowore is known to be the founder of Sahara Reporters Publishers and he’s someone who loves to contribute into the system of Government in Nigeria. Mr. Sowore was arrested on January 31, 2020 in Abuja.

As Sowore is currently under Detention, his Lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) has said of the fact that Sowore has ordered that the Nigerian Police Force and it’s officers should be sued for Torturing him. Mr. Falana said this statement and more on Saturday (today).

Mr. Falana also talked about the fact that the police arrested Sowore for breach of COVID-19 protocols but had denied him bail for two days as such offences are bailable. Mr. Falana also shouted out of the fact that Sowore has been tortured and beaten. “The Police Officers who arrested Mr. Sowore at Abuja on January 31st of 2020 subjected him to severe beating and left him with bruises all over his body. As if that was not enough. He was locked up in the midst of armed robbery suspects at a notorious detention facility called Abattoir maintained by the disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad in Abuja,” Falana Said.

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Mr. Falana explained how Sowore was arrested. He said, “Mr. Sowore who was covering an event at the time of his arrest has maintained that he did not breach any of the COVID-19 regulations. He has been detained indefinitely on the basis Of ORDERS FROM ABOVE.”

“The Nigerian Police Is Waiting For Orders From Above Before Releasing Sowore After Severely Beating My Client” – Femi Falana

He continued saying, “Since Mr. Sowore’s fundamental right to dignity has been recklessly violated by the Police, we have his instructions to press for charges against all the officers who subjected him to Physical and Mental torture in contravention of the letter and spirit of the provisions of the Anti Torture Act of 2017.”

In conclusion, Mr. Falana has said it all. He explained the fact that the Nigerian Police has received ORDERS FROM ABOVE which should probably not be so. He also said of the fact that Sowore was put in Jail with other Armed robbery suspects at a notorious detention. What are your thoughts on this? Please drop them in the comment section below.

 

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