Detention: Court Disappoints Sowore, Refuses To Grant His Application

A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused to grant the motion filed by Convener of #RevolutionNow protests, challenging his detention for 45 days by the Department of State Security (DSS).

Mr. Omoyele Sowore’s application, filed by human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, failed to sail through today, Wednesday August 28, 2019.

Ruling on the application, Justice Evelyn Maha said proceeding with the hearing of the application amounted to reviewing the order of a court of coordinate jurisdiction.

Justice Maha insisted that the matter was already before Justice Taiwo Taiwo who granted the initial exparte order empowering the DSS to detain Sowore for 45 days and subject to review.

Channels Television recalls that Sowore had earlier challenged the powers of the DSS to arrest, investigate and prosecute him or any person under the Terrorism Prevention Act as amended.

In the documents filed on his behalf by Falana, Sowore contended that the DSS was not one of the law enforcement agencies recognised and listed in Section 40 of the Terrorism Prevention Act as amended.

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