The Women Arise and Centre for Change demand the immediate and unconditional release from detention of journalist and human rights activist, Mr. Omoyele Sowore.

Mr. Sowore and four other activists were detained on new year eve while holding peaceful protests.

There have been allegations of torture against the Nigerian state over the maltreatment of Mr. Sowore since the latest arrest.

These are clearly unconstitutional and are clear violation of his person.

We demand the immediate release of Sowore and his colleagues from these unjust conditions which are clearly unconstitutional.

It should by now be clear to the Nigerian state that these intimidating acts cannot stop Nigerians from demanding for the right things to be done in the country.

Dr. Joe Okei- Odumakin

President, Women Arise and Centre for Change.