Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the Revolution Now Movement, has been freed after his detention at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday morning.
Sowore was detained after being barred from entering the courtroom during the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Around 10:30 a.m., the Sahara Reporters Publishers informed his Whatsapp contacts of his detention. The message was as follows:
“I was recently detained at the Federal High Court by Nigerian police. Police officers thrashed him and he was brought to the Federal Secretariat police station.”
On Monday, May 26, at 1.10 p.m., he conveyed the news of his release through Whatsapp. It stated:
“I’ve been given permission to go.”