The Police authorities have been asked to release Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr Omoyele Sowore without delay
In a release issued on Sunday, Nigeria’s right coalition, Human and Environmental Development Agenda, (HEDA Resource Centre) urged the Police to release Sowore who was on bail for trump up treason charges considered by many as trumped up, before his recent arrest.
The statement signed by HEDA’s Chairman, Mr Olanrewaju Suraju, said the arrest of Sowore on New Year’s eve was an ill thought action to compound his current face off with Nigerian authorities.
The police arrested Sowore on December 31 while he was leading a political vigil organised against corruption and bad governance.
HEDA said Sowore ought to have been granted bail by the police but that instead he was kept behind bars and compelled to spend the traditional cross over night behind bars.
The group said it may be compelled to renew another global campaign that will embarrass the Nigerian government if he was not released or charged to competent court of law.