The convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, Omoyele Sowore, has alleged that while arrested Boko Haram commanders in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) are allowed to make calls, he has been denied access to telephone.
Mr. Sowore said this on Monday at the federal high court in Abuja where he was arraigned for “conspiracy to commit treason and insulting President Muhammadu Buhari”.
According to him, he is yet to know what charge was brought against him as he had not spoken with his lawyers.
He said, “I am not allowed to see sunshine. I’ve not been outside except today. I am happy people are staying strong.
“I have no doubt this will come to an end in favour of the Nigerian people. Whether you like it or not, the revolution will happen. It is only a matter time. They gave me no access to telephone. No TV. No newspapers.
“What is interesting is that Boko Haram commanders who are engaged in high level terrorism have access to telephone, TV and even cable in their cells. So you wonder which one is better: a freedom fighter or a terrorist.”
He also said he has a bad shoulder due to how he was rough handled by DSS operatives when they arrested him.