Nigeria, Nov. 9 -- The State Security Service (SSS) on Saturday morning again refused to release Omoyele Sowore from illegal custody.

On Friday night, the SSS said in a statement that Mr Sowore was still held because no one had turned up to collect him from detention.

The statement came two days after a federal judge signed Mr Sowore'a release order after the activist satisfied stringent bail conditions imposed on him as part of his ongoing trial for purported treason and defamation of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The SSS was widely condemned as a lawless agency by Nigerians who were enraged by the effrontery of the institution to brazenly disregard the order of a federal court.

"Since the receipt of the order, no person has turned up"...