Sahara Reporters owner, Omoyele Sowore has broken silence over his arrest by the Department for State Security, DSS.
Sowore was picked up last week ahead of a planned Nationwide protest which locked off on Monday and tagged Revolution Now.
Speaking during a visit by ‘Take it Back’ group, Sowore thanked Nigerians for trooping out in protest. He also assured them that he’s being treated well in detention.
Sowore said “I would like to assure everyone that I am being treated well and in very good health.
“I am pleased that the peaceful #RevolutionNow protests went ahead.
“However, knowledge of the sheer number of innocent Nigerians being arrested for exercising their civil rights bothers me.
“I join others in demanding for the immediate and unconditional release of all those arrested by the police on Monday.”
Via a statement issued on Monday day, Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi, Director, Media and Communication of the movement, confirmed that Sowore was doing good and in high spirit.
She wrote: “At 6pm today, 5th August, 2019, members of the Take it Back Movement were allowed to visit with our convener, Omoyele Sowore, for the first time since his armed abduction in the early hours last Saturday, August 3.
“We met him in high spirits, unmoved by the events of the last few days.
“The officers allowed us to present him with food as Sowore had refused all meals since his capture.
“We are also happy to confirm that Take it Back members will be allowed to bring him food daily as per his wishes.
“The freedom fighter was quick to ask about the movement and supporters as he is aware that there will be a lot of worry about his wellbeing.
“Indeed, the silver lining in today’s unrest lies in the knowledge that truly, you cannot stop an idea whose time has come.
“The Take it Back Movement will continue to agitate for his release as well as that of comrades whose voices this oppressive regime has tried to silence.
“This visit was a small win; but we will not rest until we are free and free indeed.”
American actor, Samuel L. Jackson has shared pictures from his visit to Ghana. The actor who stepped into Ghana after visiting Gabon expressed amazement at the sights he beheld.
Sharing a picture of activities at a market, Samuel L. Jackson wrote:
"Actually walked off into the Harbor Fish Market! Totally familiar vibe of joy & shared commerce! Total contradiction to sitting in the shadow of Elmina Castle!!
He went on to share pictures of babies being carried on their mother's back while trading.
“The ride or die babies and the women handling their biz like always! The dancing babies and the tambourine playing nana were da best!! “