Esther Sowore, the mother of detained rights activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, has made an emotional plea to President Muhammdu Buhari and the Department of State Services to obey court orders and release of her son.
Esther Sowore who spoke during an interview with online Objective Media TV lamented that her son who always visits her in the village every December is now illegally detained since August, causing her to lose sleep and appetite for food.
Recall that the former presidential candidate was arrested by the State Security Service (SSS) on August 3 ahead of his planned #RevolutionNow protest.
He has remained with the secret police since then despite two different court orders which asked the Nigerian government to release him.
Read Omoyele Sowore’s mother’s message below.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“Omoyele is only asking for a better Nigeria so that all our children can have 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 own 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.”
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