Sowore violently planned to free Shiite leader El-Zakzaky from detention- DSS reveals

There are indications from the latest document of the Department of State Services (DSS) that the master planner of the aborted #RevolutionNow protest Mr Omoyele Sowore may be indicted for more criminal charges.

In a document DSS filed at the Federal High Court on Monday, the security agency wants to detain him for more than 45 days to allow it carry out more investigation on how Sowore planned to “violently free El-Zakzaky” from detention.

The document reads, “The respondent held series of meetings with some foreign collaborators outside Nigeria including Dubai where millions of dollars were given to him to sponsor a widespread attack on Nigeria with a view to violently removing the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and freeing Ibrahim Yaqub Elzakzaky (Shaikh).”

Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky is the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiite. He has been in detention since December 2015.

Sowore on the hand is the founder of the Sahara Reporters, he was arrested at his hotel room in Lagos on August 3, 2019, as he was warming up for August 5 #RevolutionNow protest across Nigeria. The aborted protest was to put an end to bad governance in Nigeria.

He was transferred to the detention facility of DSS in Abuja. He is expected to spend at least 45 days in detention. He was the presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC) in 2019 poll.

“The government and DSS will cease to be by Monday,” he was quoted as saying in one of the video clips which has now gone viral on social media.

The DSS according to a detailed document published by The Nation, he was also alleged of collaborating with foreign enemies to overthrow the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to the security body, the aborted #RevolutionNow was a front to strategically and forcefully cause pandemonium aimed at dubiously and illegally changing the democratically-elected government.

Sowore was also accused of secret meeting with the leader of a proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, which DSS referred to as “a terrorist organisation.”

“The applicant/respondent is investigating the activities of the respondent /applicant as it relates to a terrorist organisation, IPOB.

The facts show a conjecture between the respondent/applicant and IPOB activities.

He was also accused of planning to mobilize strong forces against the government “with a view to mobilizing strong forces to realize his agenda at changing the government.”

Justifying reasons it needs to detain the former student leader more than 45 days, DSS submitted, “There is the need for the applicant/respondent to investigate such reasonable suspicion of the relationship between the respondent/applicant and IPOB.