Court orders release of Sowore from detention

Court orders release of Sowore from detention

A Federal High Court has ordered the immediate release of Mr. Omoyele Sowore from the custody of the Department of States Security Service (DSS). Justice Taiwo Taiwo issued the order for Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow protest on Tuesday. But, the court directed Sowore to deposit his international passport with the registry of the court.

A Federal High Court has ordered the immediate release of Mr. Omoyele Sowore from the custody of the Department of States Security Service (DSS).

OMOYELE SOWORE IN DSS CUSTODY

Justice Taiwo Taiwo issued the order for Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow protest on Tuesday.

But, the court directed Sowore to deposit his international passport with the registry of the court.

The court equally ordered that Sowore should be released to his counsel, Femi Falana (SAN) who will produce him to court for his arraignment in court on the seven count charge preferred against him by the Federal government.

FEMI FALANA (SAN)

Justice Taiwo relied on the fact that his earlier order granting the DSS permission to detain Sowore for 45 days in the first instance had expired on September 21, 2019.

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI

The court further held that in view of the fact that the DSS had equally withdrew its application seeking the renewal of his detention for 20  more days,  there is no competent order of court for his continued detention by the DSS.

The Sun reports that the decision was greeted with wild jubilation by his teaming supports who were in court to show solidarity for their hero.

FILE PHOTO OF REVOLUTION NOW PROTEST IN LAGOS STATE
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