Afenifere expresses concern over Sowore’s detention without trial.

The Pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, yesterday the 8th of August said the group is concerned about the continuing detention of the publisher of Sahara Reporters 

Afenifere said the constitution stipulates that a citizen cannot be detained for more than 48 hours before being charged to court.

In a statement released by Afenifere National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, He said Sowore was arrested before he could commit any offence.

The order represents a new phase in the orchestrated conscription of the democratic space in Nigeria”

“We are aware of that obnoxious provision in the Terrorism Act, but it can never assume superiority over the constitution which stipulates that a citizen cannot be detained for more than 48 hours before being charged to court.

Having failed to allow him to commit the offense before he was peremptorily arrested, the DSS should free Sowore or charge him to court so the judicial process can take its course. As it is, he is only being held illegally using the legal process.”

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