Abuja: Federal High Court has granted the request by the Department of State Services (DSS) to further detain the convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore for 45 days pending the conclusion of its investigation.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in a ruling on Thursday on an ex-parte motion by the DSS, said he would allow the agency detain Sowore for 45 days in the first instance, which could be renewed upon and application, to enable the DSS complete its investigation.
In the motion ex-parte brought by the DSS, under Section 27 of the Terrorism Prevention Act, the secret police accused Sowore of engaging in terrorism Act.
It tendered two digital video disks (DVD), which contained recording of Sowore’s meeting with Nnamdi Kanu (of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra – IPOB) and an interview where Sowore was said to have boasted that members of the equally proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) were going to join forces with him to bring down the Nigerian government.
Sowore has been in detention since DSS operatives picked him up in Lagos in a midnight raid last Saturday.
Members of the #RevolutionNow movement tried to go ahead with the planned nationwide protests, but were brutally dispersed by a combined team of policemen and soldiers.