Human Rights Activist, Omoyele Sowore, has commenced hunger strike in the Police detention, as he rejected all the foods and clothes taken to him by his family, after his 2021 new year’s eve arrest by Law Enforcement Agencies,
This was due to the refusal by the Police to allow the relatives of the Activist who had brought some of his books to him in the custody, give them to him.
Sowore had asked one of his brothers to bring his books for him to read and refresh his mind, but he was prevented from taking the books inside the Police facility.
The action compelled the Activist to reject the foods, clothes, and other items that were brought for him.
He vowed not to eat any of the foods, unless the Police allow him to have access to his books.
His words: “I cannot feed my stomach when I have not fed my brain.”
Also, his colleagues who were arrested alongside him, have joined in the hunger strike.
Sowore and the others were arrested while embarking on a procession to enter the New Year.
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