Following his arrest over the planned protest, the Online Publisher Association of Nigeria (OPAN) has condemned continuous detention of Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters, by Department of State Security (DSS) and demands his immediate release.
The association which comprises online publishers said in a statement that the DSS should charge Sowore before a competent court if it feels the journalist and activist-cum politician has broken the law of the land.
Nigerian security agents arrested Sowore, who was calling for revolution, the security agency said on Sunday.
“Detaining Sowore indefinitely without access to his lawyer or charging him to court is crude, undemocratic, brazen and draconian. He should be freed immediately or charged to court if indeed the state has a case against him,” OPAN President Austyn Ogannah said in the statement.
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