Revolution Now: FG move to legalize Sowore’s detention

Revolution Now: FG move to legalize Sowore’s detention

The federal government has approached a High court in Abuja, 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. In an exparte order with number: FHC/ABJ/CS/915/19, Counsel to the DSS, G. O. Agbadua, told Justice Taiwo Taiwo

The federal government has approached a High court in Abuja, 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.

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In an exparte order with number: FHC/ABJ/CS/915/19, Counsel to the DSS, G. O. Agbadua, told Justice Taiwo Taiwo that a video clip evidence was also attached to the application, NAN reports.

OMOYELE SOWORE
FILE COPY: PROTESTERS ISSUING A STERN WARNING TO A POLICEWOMAN DURING REVOLUTION NOW# PROTEST IN LAGOS STATE

He urged the judge to grant the application seeking to detain the publisher of Sahara Reports beyond 48 hours as required by the law.

The court has reserved ruling on the application filed by the Department of State Services (DSS) till Thursday.

The DSS had on Saturday morning arrested Sowore, the convener of Revolution Now# protest against bad government.

His arrest has since stirred reactions from well-meaning Nigerians.

The protest he tagged “Revolution Now” was planned to take place on Monday, August 5, before Sowore was arrested. The protest, however went on in some parts of the country.

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Justice Taiwo, who adjourned the matter until Aug. 8, said the development was to enable him watch the video clip before delivering his ruling.

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