The operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) have stormed the Federal High Court in a controversial bid to rearrest the Omoyele Sowore, the co-convener of RevolutionNow protest, Premium Times reports.
The newspaper reports that the secret security agency attempted breaking into the court premises to rearrest Sowore.
Sowore, who is allegedly aware of the development, was in court alongside his lawyers over a fundamental rights enforcement hearing and disregard of court orders pressed against the SSS.
While Sowore and his lawyer, Femi Falana, were making attempts to drive out of the court premises, operatives of the SSS besieged the court refusing to allow them to leave, Legit.ng gathered via monitoring of live coverage of the incident by Arise TV.
However, as at the time of filing this report, the SSS operatives have left the court premises as Sowore and his associates made to leave as well.
The security agency has not revealed the reason behind the new attempt to arrest Sowore.
Legit.ng notes that the attempted rearrest is coming barely 24 hours after the SSS released him, having spent 124 days in their custody.
He had been detained by the security agency since August 3.
Sowore was arrested and charged to court by the Nigerian government for planning a nationwide protest tagged #RevolutionNow.
The activist was released on the evening of Thursday, December 5, after the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered his release for the third time.