Court dismisses Sowore’s suit against DSS’ detention


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The Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the motion filed by Omoyele Sowore, the Convener, #RevolutionNow protests, to challenge his detention for 45 days by the Department of State Security (DSS).

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

Falana had earlier appealed the court to set aside the ex parte order granted by Justice Taiwo.

Sowore, who has been in detention 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 45 days.

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Justice Taiwo Taiwo had, in a ruling on an ex parte application, on August 8  ordered his detention for the said period to enable the DSS to carry out and conclude its investigation on allegations levied against him.

On its part, the DSS, on August 20, challenged the court order, allowing it to detain Sowore for 45 days against its request of 90 days pending investigation.

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