Court rejects Sowore’s appeal challenging his detention by DSS

By Shola Abayomi.

Justice Nkeonye Maya of the Federal High Court, Abuja, today rejected the motion filed by the convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, challenging his detention for 45 days by the Department of State Services (DSS).

Counsel to Sowore, Femi Falana (SAN) had on August 9, asked the court to set aside the exparte order granted by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, which legally empowers the DSS to detain the RevolutionNow protest convener for 45 days.

Justice Maya, however declined Falana’s application, while directing that the case be sent back to Justice Taiwo Taiwo for further hearing.

It would be recalled that Justice Taiwo Taiwo, had on August 8, in an exparte application, approved Sowore’s detention for 45 days to enable the DSS carry out and conclude its investigation on allegations levelled against him.

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