Tope Akinyode, head of legal team of the African Action Congress (AAC), says operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) denied him access to Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the party on Saturday.
Sowore was arrested in the early hours of the day over what is believed to be in connection with the nationwide protests.
Sowore had called for a mass protest tagged: “Revolution Now”, beginning from the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, on Monday.
In a statement, Akinyode said he visited the head office of the command in Lagos but was denied access into the premises.
“It is no longer news that Mr. Omoyele Sowore was arrested by the DSS earlier hours today and I am representing him as his Lawyer over that incidence,” he said.
“As Lawyer to Mr. Omoyele Sowore, Publisher of Sahara Reporters, I visited the DSS office at CMD Road, Ketu, Lagos together with other notable Nigerians. Mr. Sowore had been arrested in a ‘gestapo’ manner in the early hours of today.
“When we got to the DSS office, we were denied entrance into the Police Building arrogantly. As much as I persuaded them that the ‘accused’ has lawful right of access to his Lawyer as enshrined under Section 35 (2) of the 1999 Constitution, my advice fell on the deaf ears of the Police Officers who claimed that their boss wasn’t around and I have to wait till Monday (working day) before I could be let in.
“It was a rather brief visit due to the unwelcoming disposition of the officers who we met at the entrance. I regard this ‘arrest’ as more of an abduction than any other thing. This illicit act is worthy of condemnation.”
The Coalition for Revolution, campaigners of the #RevolutionNow, have vowed to go on with the protest despite the arrest of the convener of the movement.
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I Don’t Think I Am Successful Yet – Wizkid Reveals His First Big Pay And What He Did With It
Nigerian superstar singer, Wizkid is one of the heavyweight afrobeats singers in Africa at the moment.
The starboy spoke to vanguard in a recent interview and he made revelations that really worth broadcasting.
The 29years old singer, claims he is doesn’t think he is successful yet even after all his awards, recognitions and net-worth.
He revealed he is yet to achieve what he would refer to as being successful, describing success as the number of lives one has touched in their career.
He said: “Success is making sure that every African child out there has an opportunity to actually get ahead in life. Success, for me, is touching people’s lives.”
“There are a whole lot of things happening around the world. There’s poverty around the world. I will definitely like to do more. I don’t think I am successful yet, to be frank.”
Asked about the first big money he made as an artiste, he said: “ the first money I ever collected was N250,000; I was so excited, I told my partner at that time; ‘Bro, we started this music hustle with nothing, now we are able to make N250,000.”
“If we are able to really make this kind of money, I think we can touch a million US Dollars.”
Speaking on his assessment of the music industry, he said “ I never really thought we would make the hits we are making right now. Things have changed immensely in the last couple of years.”
The superstar stated that the biggest challenges he faces in the music industry is piracy, adding that much money is not made when their works are being pirated.
He further said “It’s not easy running a record label in this country without government funding and support. It is also okay for more corporate brands to step in and support the artistes.”
US Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein allegedly Commits Suicide in Manhattan Prison
US billionaire, 66, Jeffrey Epstein has reportedly committed suicide at the Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center where he was being held without bail after being arrested on 6th July for child sex trafficking.
According to The Independent, Epstein reportedly hung himself overnight and was found dangling by 7:30 a.m on Saturday, August 10. He was transported from jail to New York Downtown Hospital where he was found to be in cardiac arrest at the time of arrival before being confirmed dead.
Before this incident, Epstein was placed on suicide watch.
Manhattan federal prosecutors charged Epstein with sex trafficking of girls as young as 14, and details of his behaviour have been emerging for years.
The financier with opulent homes, a private jet and access to elite circles, had been dogged for decades by accusations that he had paid dozens of girls for sexual acts in Florida.
The one-time friend of Bill Clinton and Donald Trump faced a maximum sentence of 45 years in prison.