US Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) has warned that there would be consequences in the relationship between Nigeria and the United States should any harm come to Sowore.
Ranking Member of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) had a press conference with activist Omoyele Sowore’s wife by his side were he revealed that the government is watching what is happening and they would be reviewing their relationship with Nigeria if anything happens to him as there would be consequences.
Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) granted the press conference following the arbitrarily re-arrested of Sowore in a Federal high court in Abuja, yesterday by DSS.
Sowore, was first arrested in August and despite two court orders for his release, DSS has refused to release him until Thursday. On Friday morning, he was later re-arrested in the courtroom where they also threatened to shoot him.
Senator Menendez has been involved in securing Mr. Sowore’s release after his family in New Jersey approached his office about it. Amnesty International declared Sowore a prisoner of conscious on November 20th.
Watch the video below.
We are watching and will be reviewing our relationship with the Nigeria government and if any harm comes to Sowore , there will be consequences
US Senator Bob Menendez addresses world press conference with Sowore’s wife. pic.twitter.com/cst1H5EK0S
— Laila Ijeoma | Lailasnews.com (@LailaIjeoma) December 7, 2019
During the Press conference, Sowore’s wife, Opeyemi Sowore said;
“I am truly afraid for his life and, at this point, I believe the only way to bring him home is with the help of the United States” “I can’t say how grateful I am to not be at this alone—sitting in my room this morning at 4 a.m., I truly felt helpless—but knowing that Senator Menendez is here supporting me and he’s helping to engage the U.S. government gives me hope that my husband will be home soon.”
“I am truly shaken to my core at what I witnessed this morning,” Mrs. Sowore said. “My husband was strangled and forcefully removed from the courtroom. The judge had to run and hide for her own safety. How do I tell my children, who, after 125 days, have for the very first time spoken to their dad and seen his face [over Facetime after he was initially released], that he is again in detention and may not be coming home for Christmas?”