Sahara Reporters Publisher and Presidential Candidate, Omoyele Sowore has opened up on how he clashed with Late billionaire businessman and President Buhari’s ally, Isa Funtua in a DSS detention Facility.
Sowore, who was arrested last year by officials of the Department of State Security, DSS, recalled on Monday how he clashed with Funtua who had visited him in the company of Vanguard publisher, Sam Amuka, Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu and Thisday publisher, Nduka Obaigbena to ‘negotiate’ terms for his release.
Sowore disclosed this via his social media page. He wrote: “After spending two weeks in DSS detention 2019, one afternoon I was called downstairs early, upon reaching the office of the two senior officers saddled with my detention I was accompanied to the office of the Director Operations, a few minutes later there was this towering figure in white dress arriving with a delegation, It was Isa Funtua (now late) accompanied by Vanguard publisher Sam Amuka, Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu and Nduka Obaigbena, owner of THISDAY and ARISEtv, I was meeting all these men for the first time in my life.”
“They said they had come discuss my freedom from detention while I thanked them for their kind intervention, I made it clear that it was wrong to come meet with me in detention without first consulting with my lawyer, Femi Falana, we already in court challenging my unjust detention, but Isa Funtua, haughty and condescending, was dismissive, he started berating my lawyer claiming he’s only “grandstanding” and to me he stated with a note of finality, “you can’t defeat the government.” I was enraged, and told him, “well you are about the find out that the people can defeat any government no matter how powerful you guys think you’re.” As we argued back and forth, Nduka intervened and took me to an anteroom in the office of the DO and pleaded that I shouldn’t argue with the old man that I should just play along and get released.”
“I repeated to him that I’d considered the consequences of my actions and I am not interested in negotiating my liberty with anyone. I asked him why he didn’t think it was necessary to contact my attorneys before embarking on such a mission, he said he will get to Femi Falana and that’s was the end of my encounter with the team!”