Sowore’s Arrest- Nobel Laureate, Soyinka disagrees with government


Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka says nothing human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, has said or done suggests a violent overthrow of government.

While stating his stance on the arrest of Sowore, by the Department of State Services, the Noble Laureate said that the deployment of alarmist expressions such as “treason”, “anarchist”, “public incitement” etc. by security forces have become so predictable and banal that they have become meaningless.

He adds, “Nothing that Sowore has uttered, written, or advocated suggests that he is embarking on, or urging the public to engage in a forceful overthrow of government”.

Prof. Soyinka asked the police to stick to its task of protecting and managing protests, and not attempt to place their own meaning and declaration of intent on words like revolution.




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