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The mother of the illegally detained Nigerian activist, Omoyele Sowore has appealed to the Federal government to release her son.
The mother said since the arrest of her son, she has not been able to eat or sleep well.
The Department of State Services (DSS) arrested the convener of the RevolutionNow on August 3 and has been in custody despite being granted bail twice.
The government charged him on seven counts of treasonable felony, fraud, cyber-stalking and insulting the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
In a video posted by ObjecTv, Sowores mother addressed President Muhammadu Buhari and the director-General of the DSS, the widow said
She urged Buhari to obey the law, saying that Sowore always visited her in December in the village.
She said her son’s captivity might deprive him of doing the same this year.
She called on mothers in Nigeria, including Mrs Buhari to join hands together to release her son, adding that he is only fighting for the future of Nigeria.
“Dear SSS, Dear Buhari, I am Yele Sowore’s mother. I am sending you this message as a mother. I am a woman, your mother is a woman, your wife is a woman also. This is December and Yele has been taken away since August,” she said in the two-minute, 40 seconds video.
“He always comes to me in the village every December but you have been holding him. I am a widow, my son has always been like that. He speaks against injustice and stands up against it. He doesn’t run away, he faces his case. Please release him and let him face his case in court. I know him, he can’t run away because he knows he has not committed any crime.”
“unlawful detention” of Sowore, saying her son is only asking for a better Nigeria which holds a bright future for all.
Sowore’s mother added her health had been failing her as she is bothered that the activist has not had medicare care since he was arrested.
“You are a Muslim, please in the name of Allah, leave my son, release him. I call on all mothers to speak out, let us join voice for the sake of the future of our children,” she said.
“Omoyele is only asking for a better Nigeria so that all our children can have a good future. My mind is disturbed that he has not been allowed to go for medical care since August. Alhaji Bichi Yusuf, please obey the law since you have gone to court release Omoyele Sowore now.
“Since I gave birth to him, he always speaks against evil. Even in the village, before he went to school in Lagos, he has always been like that. He is not a criminal, release Sowore now. Please release my son because you have your son, you take care of your son, let me take care of my children.
“I am a widow, release my son. I cannot eat, I cannot sleep and it is affecting my health. Please release Omoyele Sowore, my son. He is not a criminal. Omoyele is not a criminal, leave him.”