Read how Sowore was arrested by DSS – Eye witness
Just before Sowore was taken away, the witness explains the men had beaten and handcuffed him too.
#RevolutionNow convener Omoyele Sowore was arrested on Saturday morning by the DSS (SaharaReporters)
An eye witness has narrates how operatives of the Department of State Service invades the house of the Publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore and tool him.
During the early hours of Saturday, August 3, 2019, at 1:25 am, Sowore has in a tweet announce the arrival of DSS men in his house.
The arrest follows the come together network of other pro-democracy activists to demand a revolution in Nigeria.
The demonstration, tagged #RevolutionNow will begin on Monday, August 5, 2019.
However, Sowore’s associate, who claims to have witnessed the publisher’s arrest has narrates how the Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 presidential election, was arrested.
The story of his arrest by the witness was later shared on Twitter by a political activist, Deji Adeyanju.
The witness said the DSS operatives came around 1 am knocking on the door.
He said, “I noticed immediately that these knocks were strange. And didn’t open. I looked and I saw men armed to the teeth. They started forcing their way in like armed robbers.”
He said Sowore wanted to open the door, but when he told him who they were, he treated and eight armed SSS operatives forced their way in.
He said Sowore “was later arrested at the gym in a gestapo manner and dragged. After a bit of altercation,” adding that he was also “beaten and handcuffed” by the state agents.
After arresting the publisher, the witness said his handcuff was removed and in “a manner typical of deadly kidnappers.”
“I followed them immediately till we got to CMD Road around Ketu when one of them came down from the Sianna. And corked his gun, threatening to shoot me. I had to escape at that point,” he said.
Recall that Sowore had made vow to hold Mr Buhari’s government accountable, on problems of governance. After his loss at the poll in February 2019