Breaking: Court grants application by DSS to detain Sowore for 45 days

by Ajuma Edwina Ameh
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A Federal High Court in Abuja as granted the request by the Department of State Services (DSS) to detain the convener of #RevolutionNow and Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore, for 45 days.

In a ruling by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, on Thursday, on an ex-parte motion by the DSS, said he would allow the agency detain Sowore for 45 days in the first instance, which could be renewed upon application, pending the conclusion of its investigation.

In the motion ex-parte brought by the DSS, under Section 27 of the Terrorism Prevention Act, the agency accused Sowore of engaging in terrorism Act.

It tendered two digital video disks, which contained recording of Sowore’s meeting with the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu, and an interview where Sowore was said to have boasted that members of the equally proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), were going to join forces with him to bring down the Nigerian government.

It would be recalled that the Sahara Reporters Publisher was arrested and detained by the DSS Operatives following his call for Revolution against President Muhammadu Buhari.

The DSS termed the protest as a treasonable offence according to the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.

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