Friday, August 9, 2019

Sowore appeals court order keeping him in detention

Omoyele Sowore, on Friday applied to the Federal High Court in Abuja to set aside its order permitting the Department of State Services to detain him for 45 days.

Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, through his lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), contended among others in the 19-point application that the order issued by the court breached his constitutionally guaranteed fundamental rights.

He also contended that the order of court amounted to legalising the illegality of his detention for about four days prior to the issuance of the court order on Thursday.


Filed along with his application was an affidavit of urgency seeking an urgent hearing of the suit on the grounds that it “is one of fundamental importance that affects salient fundamental rights of the applicant herein”.

Operatives of the DSS, on August 3, arrested Sowore over his call for revolution ahead of the #RevolutionNow protests which held in some parts of the country on Monday.

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