RevolutionNow: Court Grants DSS Permission To Detain Sowore For 45 Days

The Abuja Division of the Federal High court has granted the application by the Department of State Services, DSS to detain the Publisher of the Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore for a period of 45 days.

Recall that Sowore was arrested on Saturday, August 3, 2019, 2019 in Lagos by the service.


He was subsequently moved to Abuja.

The DSS had said that the rights activist and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 election, was arrested “for threatening public safety, peaceful co-existence and social harmony in the country.”

The agency had also called on Nigerians to disregard “threat of revolution” issued by Sowore.

The security agency also confirmed that Sowore, who was to lead a group known as ‘Revolution Now’ on a protest slated for Monday, August 5, was in its custody.


The DSS had on August 6, 2019 filed an application before the high court, seeking to detain Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, for 90 days.

In the ex parte motion with number: FHC/ABJ/CS/915/19, G. O Agbadua, counsel to the DSS, told the court that the secret police needed the period to investigate Sowore.

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