Prof Itse Sagay was asked in an interview whether the DSS was not flouting Court Orders, when it refuses to release Sowore, he replied that he has been following the case closely and the DSS is not breaching any Court order.
He added that in the last statement issued by the DSS, the spokesman said they were ready to release him but that they would only release him to his surety. The DSS will have questions to answer if sureties come and they refuse to release him, he further stated that he sees the point of the DSS not releasing him to protesters who will carry him shoulder high and start another protest , blocking highways and causing confusion.
When asked that why can’t the DSS release him to his lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, he said “When we are talking of human rights, both sides must make efforts. One side cannot be protesting and proclaiming things from afar and putting all the blame on the other side. The DSS has said at least one surety should come forward. Why can’t Sowore’s side accept the olive branch and come forward? So, the blame is not on the DSS on this matter. There is something wrong in the sureties refusing to come forward.”