Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, is said to have spurned foods offered him by the Department for State Service, DSS, in detention.
To recap Sowore was picked up by the security operatives at his home on Saturday for calling for mass protest against the ruling elite’s alleged misgovernance, a protest tagged: ♯RevolutionNow protests.
In detention, the Sahara Reporters is said to have refused foods served him by the intelligence agency, a statement released by “Take It Back Movement”, a civil society group stated.
The group in a statement its Director, Media and Communication, Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi, released, said it visited Sowore in detention on Monday and told of how the detainee shunned DSS’ foods among others.
The statement reads: “At 6pm today, 5th August, 2019, members of the Take it Back Movement were allowed to visit with our convener, Omoyele Sowore, for the first time since his armed abduction in the early hours last Saturday, August 3.
“We met him in high spirits, unmoved by the events of the last few days.
“The officers allowed us to present him with food as Sowore had refused all meals since his capture.
“We are also happy to confirm that Take it Back members will be allowed to bring him food daily as per his wishes.
“The freedom fighter was quick to ask about the movement and supporters as he is aware that there will be a lot of worry about his wellbeing.
“Indeed, the silver lining in today’s unrest lies in the knowledge that truly, you cannot stop an idea whose time has come.
“The Take it Back Movement will continue to agitate for his release as well as that of comrades whose voices this oppressive regime has tried to silence.
“This visit was a small win; but we will not rest until we are free and free indeed.”