United States lawmaker reacts to release of Sowore, Dasuki

United States Senator and member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee in US, Bob Menendez has expressed appreciation over the released of Nigerian journalist Omoyele Sowore


Federal government had on Tuesday ordered the release of Sowore togather with Sambo Dasuki, former aid during Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

Sowore was first arrested over calling Nigerians to demonstrate revolution

Menendez was among United State law makers who expressed concern over the unlawful arrest and continued detention of Sowore.

The lawmaker also assured his full support in Sowore’s proceedings.


The lawmaker said, “I’m gratified to hear of Mr Sowore’s release, and I expect the Government of Nigeria to ensure his continued safety and security now that he is out of custody.

“I am hopeful that moving forward we can rely on the Nigerian justice system for a transparent, credible legal process.


“I plan to continue to closely watch further proceedings in Mr Sowore’s case.” menedez added.