Fifty civil society groups, including the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights CDHR, Media Rights Agenda, MRA and Socio Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, among others have written the United Nations, UN and the African Union, AU over the continued detention of the organiser of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, by the Federal Government.
The groups who demanded the immediate release of Sowore, also decried his being kept in custody by the President Buhari administration amid a subsisting Court ruling ordering his freedom.
Sowore was arrested on August 3rd this year by the Department of State Services, DSS for inciting Nigerians against some challenges in the polity.
An Abuja High Court had on September 24th, ordered the secret police to release the pro-democracy campaigner.
The human rights and press freedom organisations are renewing their call on the two global and continental bodies to fast-track the freedom of Sowore.