More shocking news about the detained activist and journalist, Omoyele Sowore, keeps emerging. His lead counsel, Femi Falana has alleged that the Federal Government of Nigeria offered his client a “death warrant” deal.
In an appearance on TVC’s Your View that held on Monday, December 9, 2019, Femi Falana revealed that the government proposed a deal to his client during the earlier 45 days of his detention.
Sowore was in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) for 126 days before he was released, only to be rearrested in court premises in less than 24hrs.
According to Falana, a human rights activist, the DSS tried to coax Sowore into signing his own death warrant, but he turned them down.
“They went to a court behind us and got an order to detain Sowore for 45 days to investigate his alleged terrorism,” said Falana on TVC’s Your View.
“At the end of the investigation, nothing was found but they went to him in detention to reach a deal.”
“When they could not succeed, they met me and they wanted to persuade him to agree to sign his death warrant and I told them off,” Femi Falana said on the show.
Falana further explained that the DSS proceeded to file the charges against Sowore after they failed to get him to sign the deal.