The federal high court has struck out the application by the Department of State Services seeking to further detain the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore.
This follows the withdrawal of the application by the state counsel.
Mr. Sowore’s lawyer, Femi Falana, is right now persuading the court to order immediate release of his client as the prosecution is no longer interested to detain him further
Counsel to the DSS is however challenging the oral application for release saying that a formal suite have been filed where Mr. Sowore is being accused of treasonable felony which is a capital offence.
Mr. Sowore, the publisher of online news platform, Sahara Reporters, was arrested on August 3rd, two days before a rally tagged Revolutionnow for allegedly plotting to overthrow an elected government.
The prosecutor is asking the Court to deny the respondent bail due to the fresh charges filed against him.
In response counsel to Sowore said the application for bail was withdrawn and the prosecutor’s application for further remand was also withdrawn. He stressed that the new charges can’t metamorphose In a remand order.
Mr Falana urged the court to disregard the submission on the prosecutor. Mr Falana said the prosecutor can not asked the court to detain a citizen prospectively and in anticipation of the arraignment of the defendant order his detention.