Sowore goes on hunger strike at police station, refuses to eat

Sowore goes on hunger strike at police station, refuses to eat

Sowore asked one of his brothers to bring him books to read and refresh his mind, but he was not allowed to take them inside.

The action forced the activist to refuse food, clothing and other things that were brought to him.

He has promised not to eat any food unless the police allow him to access his books.

He said, “I can’t feed my stomach if I don’t feed my brain.”

His colleagues, who were arrested with him, also joined the hunger strike.

Soure and others were arrested as they went on the New Year’s procession.

As a reminder, Soure was previously arrested on August 3, 2019 in Lagos by the Department of Public Services, Nigeria’s domestic intelligence agency, which was subjected to repression.

He was transferred to the agency’s headquarters in Abuja, where he was illegally detained for 144 days, despite several court orders for his release.

DSS accused Souore of frivolous crimes such as money laundering. The security agency said it was plotting to overthrow President Muhammad Bukhari, although it did not provide evidence to support his claim.

He was later charged with high treason, but pleaded not guilty. The activist and journalist was released on bail in November 2020, but some of the conditions limit his stay in Abuja.

Source: – Sahara Reporter.

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