Nigerian Afropop singer, David Adeleke, better known as Davido, has condemned the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the RevolutionNow Movement, by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).
On Thursday, the DSS had released the embattled activist — 124 days after he was arrested for “threatening public peace.”
Less than 24 hours after he regained freedom, the DSS stormed the federal high court in Abuja, disrupted Sowore’s trial in a move which resulted in commotion, and eventually rearrested him, as against a subsisting court order.
The award-winning singer took to his Twitter page to lament that “justice is slowly becoming a thing of the past” in Nigeria.
“Justice slowly becoming a thing of the past n our dear country …. a kid somewhere in Nigeria dreaming of becoming a lawyer and bettering the community would see this and start having doubts … just sad,” the Afropop star wrote.
Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, had earlier rated the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration as the worst in the history of the country in terms of disregard for the court. He had said this while commenting on Sowore and Bakare’s detention.
The DSS had arraigned the duo at a federal high court in Abuja on charges of “treasonable felony” after which Ijeoma Ojukwu, the presiding judge, gave the secret police a 24-hour ultimatum to release them.