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#RevolutionNow: Court to Rule on Sowore’s ’90 Days Detention’ August 8th

An Abuja Federal High Court, on Tuesday, fixed August 8, 2019,  to deliver a ruling on an application by the Department of State Service (DSS) seeking an order to detain the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore for 90 days pending the conclusion of its investigation.

Sowore, who is the publisher of SaharaReporters and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the February 2019 presidential election was arrested in the early hours of Saturday by operatives of the Department of State Services in a hotel in Lagos.

The state agency said Sowore was arrested on account of the  #RevolutionNow protest which he had spearheaded.

Sowore was moved to Abuja on Sunday morning and is currently being detained in the custody of the DSS.

The ex parte motion by the DSS marked FHC/ABJ/CS/ 915/19 is seeking the order of the Federal High Court to detain Sowore beyond the 48 hours of his arrest required by law.

However, after listening to the ex parte motion which was moved by counsel for the DSS, G. O. Abadua, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, sitting as a vacation Judge, said he needed time to watch the video clips attached to the ex parte motion.

He accordingly adjourned ruling on the ex parte motion to Thursday, August 8, 2019.

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