Sowore Gets N2M

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered the State Security Service, SSS, to pay the Convener, #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, the sum of N2 million over the unlawful seizure of his mobile phone in 2019 at the point of his arrest.

Justice Anwuli Chikere, in a judgment, also ordered the DSS to release forthwith the iPhones and the sum of N10,000 which were alleged to have been forcefully taken away from him without a court warrant.

Mr Sowore, through his lawyer, Femi Falana, in a fundamental rights enforcement suit, had alleged that the operatives of the DSS, on Aug. 3, 2019 at a hotel in Lagos, forcefully took away his iPhones and the sum of N10, 000 when he was arrested on allegations bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism.

The judge ordered the DSS, the 1st respondent in the case, to also tender an apology in two national dailies within two months.

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