Controversial publisher of Sahara Reporters and activist, Omoyele Sowore, has embarked on a hunger strike. Sowore’s reason, according to him, is his continued detention by the Department of State Services despite a court order ordering his immediate release.
Sowore, it would be recalled, has been detained for 98 days by the DSS after he called for a ‘Revolution Now’ protest, which didn’t really fly.
His lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, on Friday, November 8, 2019, told SaharaReporters: “Since yesterday (Thursday) he has refused to come down. He has refused to see anybody and this is in protest that his rights are being violated.
“He has not eaten because the DSS don’t feed him and he is rejecting food from the people who usually take food to him in detention.
“Yesterday, he said he didn’t want to see anyone including the people who take food to him because there is a court order asking for him to be released, the second one, so he is protesting this.”