The Department of State Services (DSS) is seeking permission from an Abuja Federal High Court to detain Omoyele Sowore, the man spearheading the #RevolutionNow protest, for 90 days.
The DSS through its lawyer, G.O. Agbadua, approached Justice Taiwo Taiwo following the expiration of the 48hours detention period specified by law.
Sowore who was the Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 presidential election was arrested on Saturday at his residence in Lagos and taken to Abuja by the secret service.
Justice Taiwo adjourned the case until August 8 to enable him watch a video clip attached to the DSS application with number FHC/ABJ/CS/915/19.
Naija Buzz News had reported how the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammad, described Sowore’s planned revolution protest as treason felony. The IGP further warned Nigerian and youth across the nation to shun the protest.
The protest however went ahead in some states across the nation despite Sowore’s arrest. We reported how the Nigeria Police arrested about 55 persons in the August 5th protest. Six out of the arrested protesters were earlier today arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Ebuta Meta.
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