Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Nigerian activist and journalist Omoyele Sowore was dramatically re-arrested Friday just hours after being freed on bail, in a case that has raised questions over free speech in the country.
Armed secret police storm high court to re-arrest Nigerian activist and journalist Omoyele Sowore
Sowore, who is the publisher of US-based Sahara Reporters newsite and ran for president in February's general elections, was detained after calling for a nationwide demonstration against President Muhammadu Buhari. He was charged with treason, money laundering and cyberstalking the President, but denies all charges.
Sowore is being held by Nigeria's intelligence agency, the Department of State Security (DSS), since his arrest on August 3 -- despite two court orders granting him bail.