Sowore seeks for bail; promises not to interfere with DSS investigation

Omowole Sowore, the Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the February 23, 2019 poll

Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the #RevolutionNow protest, who was arrested and incarcerated since August 2 by the Department of State Services (DSS), has filed a fresh bail application before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The DSS had accused Sowore of collaborating with foreign sponsors to release Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, and to overthrow the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. He however vehemently denied the allegations against him.

His application challenging his detention order by the DSS had earlier failed. His lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), had challenged his detention order, but efforts to hear it had failed.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo had granted the DSS permission to detain Sowore to enable the secret service conclude its investigations.

Sowore in his new bail application alleged that the DSS had completed its investigations, adding that Section 28 (4) of the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act, 2013, a person detained pursuant to Section 27 (1) can be admitted to bail.

His counsel told the court in the affidavit that Sowore had responsible persons who could stand as sureties for him, adding that no criminal charges had been previously brought against him.

Marshal Abubakar, his lawyer, who deposed to the affidavit told the court that Sowore would not interfere with the investigation of the case.

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