The Presidency through Lauretta Onochie has confirmed that the 2019 Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) Omoyele Sowore, was arrested by the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and also gave reasons why he was picked.
Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on Social Media matters while confirming the arrest said the DSS saved Omoyele Sowore from setting himself ablaze.
Supporting her claims with photos of a burning man, Lauretta Onochie tweeted:
“This Is What DSS Saved Sowore from. With talks about setting himself ablaze, it’s in order for the security operatives, whose role it is to safeguard both lives and properties, to take him into custody to prevent him from harming himself and get him the help he needs.”
DSS operatives had stormed Sowore’s Lagos home in the early hours of today, Saturday August 3, in what many saw as an attempt to frustrate the scheduled August 5 protest.