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Archbishop Of Canterbury Acknowledges SERAP’s Outcry Over Sowore’s Detention

Yusuf Dotun

The office of the Archbishop of Canterbury has acknowledged the outcry of the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project over the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore and Bakare Olawale by the Department of State Services.

This was disclosed by SERAP’s Deputy Director, Kolawole Oludare, who mentioned that the group took delivery of an acknowledgement email signed by the Chief Correspondence Officer at the Lambeth Palace, Dominic Goodall.

The email was received as a response to SERAP’s outcry earlier directed to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Portal Welby, in an appeal to facilitate the release of the detained activists.

The group had sent the message with the hope that the archbishop would use his leadership and relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the prevalence of court orders.

In the letter of acknowledgement, Dominic Goodall stated that the archbishop could not personally respond.

The message expressed the CCO’s appreciation of the open letter and gave the assurance that the archbishop and his team will be promptly notified of the situation.

Director Oludare then noted that SERAP was pleased to know that their cry for help had attracted the attention of the archbishop, and hopefully, there will be a positive outcome shortly.

The Deputy Director expressed optimism that this step will compel President Buhari to obey court orders and effect the release of the #RevolutionNow conveners.