BREAKING: Sowore’s Co-defendant, Bakare, Declared Missing (Read Full Details)


The operatives of Department of State Services (DSS), has reportedly stormed the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja on Friday morning during the commencement of their trial and disrupted proceedings in an attempt to forcefully rearrest of Sowore and Bakare..

The Nigerian popular activist, Olawale Bakare popularly known as Mandate, who is standing trial with pro-democracy campaigner, Omoyele Sowore the founder of Sahara Reporter, in a case brought against them by the Nigerian Government, has been declared missing.

It was reported that after the operatives face resistance from many activists inside the courtroom, the DSS operatives retreated outside to lay ambush.

The situation led to tension within the court premises for almost several minutes.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria and lawyer to the two activist, named ‘Femi Falana SAN, was said to had ferried the defendants in his car to the DSS headquarters where they were said to have been detained.

It was now disclosed that only Sowore who was in Falana’s vehicle as they left the court, was submitted back to the DSS office.

The operatives of the DSS are currently searching for Bakare in different areas of Abuja.

The armed security personnel in their search for the young activist, stormed Falana’s chamber in Abuja this afternoon hoping to find him there but he wasn’t there.

A lawyer at the chamber confirmed to SaharaReporters that DSS operatives visited Falana chamber few minutes ago, looking for Bakare after claiming that he was not in their facility. 

The lawyer confirmed that the DSS operatives claimed it was discovered that Bakare was not with them by the time they arrived their office.

The operatives are currently searching everywhere for him and we’re hoping that he is safe wherever he is.

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