#DSS Seeks To Detain Sowore For 90 Days
Subsequent to the DSS detention of Sahara Reporters Publisher and the #TakeItBack Movement founder Omoyele Sowore, which has led to outcry and massive condemnation by Nigerians, stating that the DSS didn’t apply the rule of law in their process of arresting and detaining him. The Department of State Services (DSS), applied to the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday for permission to further detain the convener Sowore for 90 days, pending the conclusion of its investigation.
The request formed the main relief in an ex-parte application filed by the DSS, FHC/ABJ/CS/ 915/19, and argued by its lawyer, G. O. Agbadua. After listening to Agbadua’s argument, Justice Taiwo Taiwo adjourned the matter until Thursday for ruling, saying he needed time to examine the exhibits filed along with the application, which include two copies of digital video disks (DVD), before he could form his opinion on the issue.
DSS operatives arrested Sowore, in the wee hours of Saturday, ahead of the planned #RevolutionNow protests on Monday 5tht August. They claimed he had connections with some international agents to destabilize the peace of Nigeria. They subsequently moved him from Lagos to Abuja on Sunday morning.
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