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Activist Alleges SSS Offered Bribe To Stop Sowore Protests

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Activist Alleges SSS Offered Bribe To Stop Sowore Protests

Activist Alleges SSS Offered Bribe To Stop Sowore Protests

Nigerian Activist, Deji Adeyanju, has accused the State Security Service

of offering him a bribe to shelve a protest demanding the release of

SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore.

WITHIN NIGERIA reported that protesters, who gathered at the Office

of DSS over the continued dentention of Omoyele Sowore were dispersed

by armed officers.

Meanwhile, Mr Adeyanju on Tuesday in Abuja displayed N1 million cash he

said was offered to him by agents of the SSS.

Adeyanju led several other protesters to the headquarters of the SSS in

Abuja on Tuesday morning. The demonstrators have been asking the SSS

to comply with a federal court order for Mr Sowore to be released from custody.

HAPPYNAIJA recalls that Sowore was last month granted bail by the

Federal High Court in his ongoing trial for alleged treason and alleged

plot of overthrowing the present government. He, however, met the

stringent bail conditions on November 6, but the SSS has declined to release him.

Activist Alleges SSS Offered Bribe To Stop Sowore Protests

Also, Sowore’s lawyer, Femi Falana,alleged SSS of plots to file additional charges against Mr Sowore in order to continue justifying his remand in custody, which he declared as effectively illegal since Wednesday when he met all conditions.

After SSS claimed on Friday that it was holding Mr Sowore because no one had come to pick him up, Mr Adeyanju held a sit-in outside its headquarters on Saturday to demand Mr Sowore’s release, but the secret police ignored the protesters. With indications on Saturday that the SSS was not ready to release Mr Sowore.

On Tuesday, as operation resumed across the country following a

public holiday, Mr Adeyanju returned with activists to demand SSS

compliance with the court order.

Following the demonstration, Deji Adeyanju displayed new N500 notes he said totalled N1 million before other protesters and newsmen.

The Activist alleged that the money was offered to him by the SSS at gunpoint to call off the protest.

For further clarification, spokesperson for the SSS, Peter Afunanya,

was contacted but did not return calls seeking comments about

Mr Adeyanju’s allegation.

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