Court to Rule on Sowore’s Detention Order August 8


The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has fixed August 8 to rule on an application by the Department of State Security Service (DSS) seeking an order to detain the convener of the #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore for 90 days, pending the conclusion of its investigation.

In an exparte motion marked FHC/ABJ/CS/ 915/19, the DSS is seeking the order of the court to detain him beyond the 48 hours of arrest required by law.

Sowore, who is the founder of Sahara Reporters and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 elections, was arrested in the early hours of Saturday by operatives of the DSS in a hotel in Lagos.

According to the agency, he was arrested on account of the #RevolutionNow protest which he had spearheaded.

Subsequently, he was moved to Abuja on Sunday morning and is currently being detained in the custody of the DSS.

After listening to the motion which was moved by the counsel to the anti-graft agency, G. O. Abadua, Justice Taiwo Taiwo said he needed time to watch the video clips attached to the motion.

He, thereafter, adjourned ruling to Thursday, August 8.


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