The CEO of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-detainee, Adebayo Bakare, have been freed by the Department of State Service (DSS).

They were freed hours after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja gave the DSS 24 hours ultimatum to release the two men.

Their lead defence counsel, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), confirmed this on Thursday.

He said they were released about 7pm on Thursday.

“They were released to one of our lawyers,” he said.

He said that the agency had paid the sum of N100,000 awarded against it by Justice Ojukwu for making the court to adjourn till Friday for frivolous reasons on Thursday.

The two men who are now being prosecuted by the Federal Government on charges of treason were arrested in August this year over their call for ‘Revolution’ protest against bad governance.

But the DSS continued to hold them in custody despite separate court orders for their release.