The Federal High Court has on Thursday 8th 2019, granted leave to the Department of State Security Service (DSS), to detain the chief convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Mr Omoyele Sowore, for 45 days.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo the vacation judge stated the order takes effect from today, August 8, 2019.
The judge in a ruling on an application by the DSS granted an order seeking to detain Sowore for 90 days pending the conclusion of its investigation.
Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters and Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the Feb. 2019 general elections, was arrested in the early hours of August 4 by DSS operatives in a hotel in Lagos, and was later moved to Abuja on the same day.
The DSS said Sowore was arrested on account of the #RevolutionNow protest which he spearheaded.