Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Omoyele Sowore to remain in detention as court refuses to grant applications

The Federal High Court, Abuja, Wednesday, refused to grant the motion filed by Omoyele Sowore, Convener, #RevolutionNow protests, challenging his detention for 45 days by the State Security Service (SSS).

Justice Nkeonye Maya, who declined all applications by the counsel to Mr Sowore, Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, sent the case back to Justice Taiwo Taiwo for further hearing.

Mr Falana, who had asked the court to set aside the exparte order granted by Mr Taiwo, also applied for oral bail when Justice Maha rejected the earlier application.

Mr Sowore, who is presently in detention had, on August 9, approached the court, seeking an order to vacate the ex parte order that gave the SSS the legal backing to detain him for 45 days.

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