Breaking News: Court denies FG’s request to detain Sowore for 90 days
An Abuja Federal High Court will, on Thursday, rule in the application filed by the Department of State Service (DSS), seeking an order to detain Mr Omoyele Sowore, the African Action Congress (AAC)’s presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, for 90 days pending the conclusion of its investigation.
The Department of State Service (DSS) filed an application before a federal high court in Abuja, seeking to detain Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, for 90 days.
In an ex parte motion with number: FHC/ABJ/CS/915/19, G. O Agbadua, Counsel to the DSS, told the court that the secret police needed the period to investigate Sowore.
Agbadua also told Justice Taiwo Taiwo that a video clip evidence was attached to the application.
He urged the judge to grant the application seeking to detain the publisher of Sahara Reports beyond 48 hours as required by the law.
But Justice Taiwo, who adjourned the matter until Aug. 8, said the development was to enable him watch the video clip before delivering his ruling.
Mr Sowore, the Convener of #RevolutionNow protests, was on Aug. 3 arrested by the security outfit and moved to Abuja on Aug. 4 for the protests he intended to hold across the country.