Keyamo denies supporting Sowore’s arrest


The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus keyamo (SAN), has denied defending the re-arrest of publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore.

The Minister declared this on his verified twitter handle on Tuesday.

Keyamo had been quoted on social media as saying that a person could be arrested anywhere including a courtroom, following the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore.

He was quoted as saying, “There is nothing constitutionally wrong with rearresting Sowore in courtroom, an offender can be captured anywhere.”

In his defense, Keyamo declared the statement as a fake news which has since become a threat to Nigeria security.

He tweeted, “Fake news with no link. The unfortunate ones have fallen for it. As usual, there would be no apologies to me. Life goes on. It’s freedom of speech!”

Keyamo’s tweet, however, attracted more comments as many of his followers asked him to express his view on the controversial arrest of Sowore.

The Presidency and the State Security Service had on Sunday defended the re-arrest of Sowore who is standing trial before a Federal High Court.


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