Sowore Begins Hunger Strike To Protest DSS’ Refusal To Release Him Despite Court Order

Professional-democracy activist, Omoyele Sowore, has protested, by refusing to eat any meals, his continued detention by the Division of State Providers regardless of a courtroom order sanctioning his speedy launch.

Sowore, who has been detained for 98 days by the DSS was granted bail twice by the federal excessive courtroom in Abuja. 

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, who’s defending Sowore in courtroom, on Friday advised SaharaReporters, “Since yesterday (Thursday) he has refused to come back down. He has refused to see anyone and that is in protest that his rights are being violated.

“He has not eaten as a result of the DSS do not feed him and he’s rejecting meals from the individuals who normally take meals to him in detention. 

“Yesterday, he said he didn’t want to see anyone including the people who take food to him because there is a court order asking for him to be released, the second one, so he is protesting this.”

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