#RevolutionNow: Court fix 8 August rule on Sowore detention order
The Federal high Court, sitting in Abuja has fixed August 8 to rule on an application filed by the Department of State Security Service seeking an order to detain the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore for 90 days pending the conclusion of its investigation.
Mr Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 elections was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services.
The state agency said Mr Sowore was arrested on account of the #RevolutionNow protest which he had spearheaded.
The exparte motion by the DSS is seeking the order of the court to detain Mr Sowore beyond the 48 hours of his arrest required by law.
After listening to the motion which was moved by counsel for the DSS, Justice Taiwo Taiwo said he needed time to watch the video clips attached to the motion.