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DSS Arrest: Court Sets Date To Decide On Sowore’s Detention




A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, has set Thursday, August 8, to give judgment on the application filed by the Department of State Services (DSS), seeking to detain Omoyele Sowore, the convener of Revolution Now movement, for 90 days pending the conclusion of its investigation.

Naija News reports that the Counsel to the DSS, G. O. Agbadua, in an exparte order with number: FHC/ABJ/CS/915/19, told the presiding judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, that a video clip evidence was also attached to the application.

The Counsel to the DSS urged the judge to grant the application seeking to detain the publisher of Sahara Reports beyond 48 hours as required by the law.

Naija News recalls that the secret police arrested Sowore over the weekend after he called for a nationwide staging of protests against what he described as bad governance.

The arrest of the pro-democracy activist has since stirred reactions from well-meaning Nigerians.

This online news platform understands that Sowore’s protest tagged “Revolution Now” was scheduled for Monday, August 5, before he was arrested, however, that did not stop the protest in some parts of the country.

Giving ruling on the matter on Tuesday, Justice Taiwo, adjourned the case to August 8, noting that the development was to enable him to watch the video clip before delivering his ruling.

Source: Naija News