DSS arrests AAC presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore

DSS arrests AAC presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore

03 Aug 2019, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

The Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 presidential election, Mr. Omowole Sowore, was arrested by the operatives of the Department of State Services.  His arrest and detention has been linked to the #RevolutionNow, a series of planned protests against bad governance in Nigeria scheduled for August 5, 2019.

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceNigeria
State of OccurrenceLagos
Date of Occurrence01 Aug 2019
Security Agents InvolvedDepartment of State Security Service
Rights ImplicatedRights to Assembly and Free Speech
Region of Occurrence South West Nigeria

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