Breaking: Court rejects Sowore’s application challenging his detention

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, refused to grant the motion filed by the human rights activist and Convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, challenging his detention for 45 days by the Department of State Security (DSS).
Justice Nkeonye Maya, who declined all applications by Counsel to Sowore, Femi Falana (SAN), sent the case back to Justice Taiwo Taiwo for further hearing.
Falana, who had asked the court to set aside the exparte order granted by Justice Taiwo, also applied for oral bail when Justice Maha rejected the earlier application.
The DSS had on August 20, challenged the court order to detain Sowore for 45 days, against its request of 90 days pending investigation.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in a ruling on an ex parte application, on August 8, ordered Sowore’s detention for the said period to enable the DSS to carry out and conclude its investigation on allegations levied against him.

Written by Ajuma Edwina Ameh


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