“Today was a turning point in Nigeria’s history, unlike anything it’s democracy has ever seen. In just 24 hours, the world witnessed Nigeria’s democracy disintegrate further with a gross misuse of power and outrageous display of lawlessness.
After the judge adjourned the court until February 11th, and she reaffirmed my husband’s freedom, chaos ensued. Armed DSS operatives strangled and forcefully harmed Yele in an attempt to re-arrest him. The judge fled the courtroom for her own safety. With brutal force, the DSS operatives were successful in taking my husband again.
This government has shown us repeatedly their irrational conduct and extreme inability to follow the rule of law. We don’t have the luxury of time, it’s urgent that we hold this government accountable. We cannot go at this alone, Sowore’s life depends on a global outcry, your advocacy and intervention.“
—Opeyemi Sowore, wife of Omoyele Sowore