Mother of Omoyele Sowore, Esther, has made a passionate appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari, his wife Aisha, and other leaders to compel the Department of State Services (DSS) to free her son.
Her appeal comes after the DSS caused national outrage by storming a court to re-arrest Sowore on Friday Gistmania reports.
In an interview aired on Sunday by Television Continental (TVC), and CNN Sowore’s mother also urged Vice –President Yemi Osinbajo, Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to intervene in the matter.
Exclusive: Mother of detained journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore begs Nigerian President @Mbuhari to free her son.
“I cannot eat, I cannot sleep. It has affected my health,” she says pic.twitter.com/sKrJOWpeFo
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She said: “I am begging Buhari in the name of Allah to release my son. It has affected my health. Release my son for me; it is time to release Omoyele. Enough is enough. Aisha help. Everyone is preparing for Christmas and New Year. If not for his detention, my son would by now be preparing to go to the village to meet me and everybody in the village.
“Everybody is waiting for him in the village. I am now pleading with President Buhari to help me release him. I mean, fully release Sowore. It should be 100 percent release.
“I am inviting all the leaders – Tinubu, Soyinka and the Vice President to intervene and help release Omoyele Sowore. He is not a criminal; he is a man of God. I know my son; my son loves everybody.”