Banky W, Nigerian entertainer-turn-politician, has charged President Mohammadu Buhari to right the wrongs on the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the RevolutionNow Movement.


On Thursday, the Department of State Services (DSS) had released the embattled activist — 124 days after he was arrested for “threatening public peace.”

A few hours after his freedom, the DSS stormed the federal high court in Abuja, disrupted Sowore’s trial in a move that resulted in commotion, and eventually rearrested him, as against a subsisting court order.

Following the development, Banky W took to his Twitter handle on Friday to join the fray of other prominent public figures and urged Buhari to surprise Nigerians by doing the “right thing”.


He also described the rearrest as both an “absolute disgrace” and “blatant abuse of human rights.”

“This brings shame to our fragile Democracy. This is an absolute disgrace to our country & a blatant abuse of human rights. It doesn’t matter whether you agree with Sowore’s political ambitions or not. This is a new low, even for us. M.Buhari, pls surprise us & do the right thing,” he wrote.

Among the showbusiness moguls who had bared their minds on the issue is Davido, an Afropop star, who earlier condemned Sowore’s rearrest and lamented that “justice in the country is slowly becoming a relic of the past.”

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, had earlier rated the Buhari administration as the “worst in Nigeria’s history” in terms of disregard for the court. He had said this while commenting on Sowore and Bakare’s detention.


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