The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned the arrest of the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, by the Department of State Services (DSS) operatives.
Concise News had earlier reported that Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow Protests, was picked up at his apartment in the early hours of Saturday.
The Publisher of Sahara Reporters posted a distress tweet at exactly 1:25 am which reads, “DSS invades Sowore’s.”
Later he added another tweet which could be a confirmation that his phone must have been seized while trying to raise the alarm about his arrest.
SERAP while reacting to the incident in a statement on its official Twitter page said, called for Sowore’s ‘immediate and unconditional release.’
The terse statement reads, “SERAP strongly condemns the arbitrary arrest of opposition leader and activist @YeleSowore by DSS.
“The Nigerian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release him. Sowore’s unconditional release will be the first step to stop Nigeria’s precipitous human rights slide.”