Two lawmakers of the United States of America have reacted to the release of Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters.
The lawmakers are Bob Menendez, a ranking member of the U. S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and another senator, Cory Booker.
In his reaction, Menendez said while he is gratified to hear of Sowore’s release, he is hopeful that Nigeria’s justice system will run a transparent and credible legal process.
The senator who made this known on his verified twitter handle said he expects the government of Nigeria to ensure his continued safety and security now that he is out of custody.
He added that he would be closely watching further proceedings in Sowore’s case.
His colleague, Booker commended the release of Sowore, adding that the Nigerian government must assure his continued safety and security as he awaits his trial.
Booker also called on the Federal Government to cease their attacks on the press.
Sowore, a former presidential candidate, was arrested on August 3rd for planning #RevolutionNow, a series of protests to demand an end to corruption and demand better living conditions for all citizens.
The protests were planned to commence on August 5. But on August 3, armed State Security Service (SSS) officers broke into an apartment Sowore was staying with some of his associates in Lagos.
Sowore was eventually released on Tuesday, December 24th.