BREAKING: Sowore To Remain In Custody For 45 Days As Court Grants DSS Request

The Federal High Court sitting in the FCT have on Thursday, granted permission to the DSS to detain Omoyele Sowore, the convener of RevolutionNow and publisher of SaharaReporters for 45 days.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo who delivered the ruling on an application by the State Security Service, who arrested the SaharaReporters publisher last Saturday, held that the detention order would be renewable after the first 45 days expires on the 21st of September 2019.

The application was made by the SSS on Tuesday, 6th July 2019, as they said they needed to keep Sowore in detention for 90 days so they could investigate him. The investigation is being made in connection to the call made by Sowore for a revolution ahead of August 5th, which was fixed as the date for the RevolutionNow protests.

ThePunch reports that the SSS application was a one-sided request which had no counter-argument by the legal team of Sowore.

Justice Taiwo in the ruling said that if the applicant would require more time to round off its investigations after the first 45 days expires, it had the liberty to make an application for its renewal.

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