Court declines Sowore’s application challenging detention order

Omoyele Sowore
The convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has dismissed an application challenging the detention of convener of ‘Revolution Now’ movement, Omoyele Sowore for 45 days by the Department of State Security.

Justice Nkeonye Maya declined Sowore’s applications on the ground that it was the court who ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to detain Sowore.

The judge told Counsel to Sowore, Mr Femi Falana, SAN, that the applications cannot be granted as the case is before another judge who ordered Sowore’s detention. Hence, she sent the case back to Justice Taiwo for further hearing.

It would be recall that Sowore was arrested on August 3rd on the eve of a nationwide protest.

The DSS accused him of threatening public peace and later charged him with terrorism.

The security agency secured a court order on August 8 to detain Sowore for 45 days to enable them carry out investigation on allegations levied against him.

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