RevolutionNow convener in Osun, Bakare under arrest again
Olawale Bakare, the Convener of RevolutionNow movement in Osun State, who was also arrested last year has again been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS in Osogbo, Osun State
It could be recalled that on August 4, 2019, a well known human rights activist, pro-democracy campaigner, and former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore staged a protest in Lagos, Abuja, Osun and other parts of the country which led to his arrest and detention. His detention then generated a lot of controversy, especially from the human rights community.
In the same way, Bakare was also arrested in Osogbo and arraigned alongside Sowore.
On Wednesday Olawale, with members of the Revolution Now converged at the popular Olaiya junction in Osogbo to stage a protest against bad governance, lack of infrastructure, extra judicial activities, among others.
But while one of them who is yet to be identified was addressing security agents and other people around the place, he was abruptly arrested by DSS. Bakare and two others were also arrested, while others fled the scene.