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#RevolutionNow: DSS Obtains Order To Detain Osun Protesters

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#RevolutionNow: DSS Obtains Order To Detain Osun Protesters

The Department of State Services (DSS) has obtained a detention order to keep seven arrested #RevolutionNow movement members in Osun state for another 14 days.

Naija News reports that some Nigerians under the aegis of the #RevolutionNow movement took to the streets of some major cities in Nigeria to protest against the actions of the Nigerian government.

The protesters, carrying various placards with different inscriptions took to the streets to call the government to action over cases of corruption, insecurity, unemployment, and other issues affecting the populace.

Also, Olawale Bakare, co-convener of the #RevolutionNow who led other members of the group to a protest at the popular Olaiya junction in Osogbo, Osun state was arrested.

Speaking to The Punch, counsel to the arrested protesters, Mr Alfred Adegoke, disclosed that seven of them were being held by the DSS.

According to the lawyer, despite the detention order, application for bail could still be entertained.

“The DSS got ex parte order to detain them (the protesters) for 14 days pending the conclusion of the investigation,” Adegoke said.

A lawyer I sent their earlier brought back that report. The lawyer spoke with the Director and they said he should talk to the Legal Officer.

“They said despite the detention order they got, application for bail can still be made. They asked him to come back tomorrow (Thursday).”

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.