Breaking: Sowore rejects food, begins hunger strike as Police deny him access to books

Policemen suspected to be with the Rapid Response Squad stormed Gudu junction in Abuja where the procession was taking place, wounding Sowore before carting him away with other activists at the location.

Several human rights bodies have called for his releases, describing his arrest as a subjugation of his rights.

Only yesterday, his lawyer, human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, said he had received instructions from his client to sue the Nigeria Police Force for torture.

Falana, in a statement, said his client was maltreated, tortured, and subjected to dehumanising conditions in contravention of the Anti-Torture Act.

Falana said: “Since Mr. Sowore’s fundamental right to dignity has been recklessly violated by the police, we have his instructions to press for charges against all the officers who subjected him to physical and mental torture in contravention of the letter and spirit of the provisions of the Anti Torture Act of 2017.”

Falana wondered why his client would be denied bail for two consecutive days because he was alleged to have breached the COVID-19 protocols.


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