SWITZERLAND, OCTOBER 28 – Residents of Bergen County in New Jersey, US, where detained activist, Omoyele Sowore, is said to be resident, have demanded his release from custody.
Mr Sowore is in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) on charges of treasonable felony and other sundry offences.
NJ.com reports that residents of the county will on Monday evening gather at Haworth Borough Hall to demand Sowore’s release.
Speaking on the gathering, Haworth Councilwoman Heather Wasser said: “We want the federal government paying attention. We want the United Nations paying attention. We want him out of Nigeria safely.”
Congressman Josh Gottheimer, who represents the district that Sowore resides in, said he is looking into the matter.
“We’re in touch with the State Department on this matter and we’re speaking with the family regularly,” Gottheimer said in a statement.
Sowore is said to be a green card holder.
A Federal High Court in Abuja on October 11 reduced the bail conditions granted Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare.
Sowore is being accused of plotting to overthrow the government through a nationwide protest themed #RevolutionNow.
Below is the petition written by Sowore’s neighbour’s below: