Opeyemi, wife of activist, Omoyele Sowore said Nigerian government has no ground for holding her husband and has called for his immediate release.
She made this statement during an interview on Democracy Now, which is a news programme in the United States.
She added that her husband is being investigated for possible treason and terrorism without any formal charges.
She said, “There are no formal charges per say, he is just being investigated for possible treason and terrorism.
“They based it upon a meeting that he had with Nnamdi Kanu, who has an organisation about Biafra.
“The two of them met and Yele (Sowore) made it public. In fact, he disagrees with some of Nnamdi Kanu’s rhetoric.
“Yele’s own thing was to bring in everybody’s voices so that Nigeria can be a country for pretty much all of its citizen.
“They also mentioned that he may have taken money from inteernational countries and that he met some of them in Dubai but he has never been to Dubai before. No money basically has been found with him.
“So, those are the things that they’ve mentioned and associated with him but they basically have no ground for holding him and haven’t found any evidence.”
Recall that the Department of State Services (DSS) had arrested and later secured a court order to detain Sowore for 45 days.
The DSS accused Sowore of trying to violently overthrow the government of President Muhammadu Buhari through his planned nationwide #RevolutionNow Protests.
Watch the interview below: