- Court rejects Sowore’s bail application.
- Sowore to remain in detention.
A motion filed by Omoyele Sowore, the convener of RevolutionNow Movement, challenging his detention for 45 days by the Department of State Security (DSS), has been refused by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
36naija.com reports that Justice Nkeonye Maya made the ruling on Wednesday, August, declining all applications by counsel to Sowore, Femi Falana (SAN), and also sending the case back to Justice Taiwo Taiwo for further hearing.
Sowore’s counsel asked the court to set aside the exparte order granted by Justice Taiwo even as he applied for oral bail when Justice Maha rejected the earlier application.
36naija.com recalls that the detained Sowore had on August 9, approached the court, seeking an order to vacate the ex parte order that gave the DSS the legal backing to detain him for 45 days.
In a ruling on August 8 in an exparte application, Justice Taiwo Taiwo ordered Sowore’s detention for the said period to enable the DSS to carry out and conclude its investigation on allegations levelled against him.
However, on August 20, the DSS challenged the court order, allowing it to detain Sowore for 45 days against its request of 90 days pending investigation.