Sowore to remain in custody as Court turns down request for review of detention order

Written by on August 28, 2019

Convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore will continue to spend some more days in detention as the Federal High Court, Abuja, today refused to grant the motion he filed to challenge his detention for forty five days by the Department of State Security.

Justice Nkeonye Maya, who declined all applications by Counsel to Sowore, Femi Falana, sent the case back to Justice Taiwo for further hearing.

Falana, who had asked the court to set aside the ex parte order granted by Justice Taiwo, also applied for bail orally when Justice Maha rejected the earlier application.

Sowore had on August 9, approached the court, seeking an order to vacate the ex parte order that gave the DSS the legal backing to detain him for forty five days.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo had, in a ruling, on August 8 ordered Sowore’s detention for forty five days to enable the DSS to carry out and conclude its investigation on allegations leveled against him.


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