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After invading court premises, armed DSS officials rearrest Sowore

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Officials of the State Security Service (SSS) have rearrested an activist, Omoyele Sowore.

Armed DSS officials stormed the premises of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court to forcefully rearrest Mr Sowore.

The situation caused pandemonium at the court with videos emerging of SSS officials, inside a court room, physically assaulting Mr Sowore in a bid to arrest him.

Mr Sowore was only released Thursday night on the orders of Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu.

Mrs Ojukwu criticised the DSS for refusing to obey her earlier order to release the activist after meeting his bail conditions.

She ordered the SSS to release the Sahara Reporters publisher within 24 hours and also pay him N100,000 for improper legal conduct.

The SSS complied with the directives Thursday night but rearrested Mr Sowore Friday morning.

After the commotion during the arrest, the DSS officials allowed Mr Sowore to be driven to their office by his lawyer, Femi Falana, under the armed escort of DSS vehicles and officials.

No reason has been given for the rearrest.

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