DSS Seeks Court Permission To Detain Sowore For 90 Days

Omoyele Sowore/Twitter

The Department of State Services (DSS) has applied to the Federal High Court in Abuja for an order allowing it to keep Omoyele Sowore for 90 days.

Sowore, who was the presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC) in the last election, was arrested on Sunday by operatives of the DSS ahead of the Monday’s #RevolutionNow protest which he co-convened with others.

The AAC Presidential candidate had called for a mass protest tagged: “RevolutionNow”, beginning from the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, on Monday.

Concise News reported that the RevolutionNow movement, however, went ahead with the protest on Monday in Sowore’s absence, clashing with security operatives in the process.

DSS’ lawyer, G.O. Abadua, appeared before Justice Taiwo Taiwo on Tuesday to move the agency’s ex parte application for detention of the activist for 90 days.

After moving the application, marked FHC/ABJ/915/19, the judge adjourned ruling till Thursday.

He said the adjournment would afford him the time to watch the video evidence attached to the application by security agency.

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Olugbenga Ige is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan. Gbenga is an experienced reporter at Concise News, a new media enthusiast, and fine-grained media influencer.

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