Operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, have arrested pro-democracy activist and the convener of #RevolutionNow Protests, Omoyele Sowore.

Sowore was the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC at the February, 2019 presidential election in Nigeria.


Though details of his arrest has not be made available, It was gathered that Sowore was picked up at his apartment in the early hours of Saturday.

Sowore posted a distress tweet at exactly 1:25 a.m. with an eyewitness confirming that his phone was forcefully taken from him.

The tweet read, “DSS invades Sowore’s”.

He also tweeted ” Ja p”, confirming his phone must have been seized while trying to raise the alarm about his arrest.

His arrest and detention are not unconnected to #RevolutionNow, a series of planned protests against bad governance in Nigeria scheduled for August 5, 2019.

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