The Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday said #RevolutionNow crusader Omoyele Sowore was still in their custody because the appropriate to take him were yet to turn up.
This was contained in a statement released by spokesman Peter Afunanya where the agency insisted it was only appropriate that those who stood as sureties for Sowore have not come for him.
The DSS also denied reports that its men shot at protesters who stormed the agency’s Abuja office on Tuesday to demand Sowore’s release.
According to Afunanya, operatives maintained professionalism and upheld global security practice in spite of unwarranted provocations.
He claimed that DSS operatives only defended the facility when alleged unruly attempts were made by some persons to forcefully break into the place and release Sowore.
The agency also took a swipe on activist lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) for allegedly mobilising miscreants to subvert the DSS instead of advising his clients, supporters on the right process.
Afunanya said: “Despite serial and unwarranted provocations, the service, as a professional and responsible organisation, did not shoot at the so called protesters. It could not have done so.