Updated – Detention: Court refuses to grant Sowore’s application

The federal high court Abuja, on Wednesday, refused to grant the motion filed by Convener, #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, who is challenging his detention for 45 days by the Department of State Security (DSS).

The case has however been sent back to Justice Taiwo Taiwo court for further hearing by Justice Nkeonye Maya who declined all applications by Femi Falana, SAN Counsel to Sowore.

Falana who had asked the court to set aside the ex parte order granted by Justice Taiwo also applied for oral bail when Justice Maha rejected the earlier application.

Blueprint reports that Sowore who is currently in DSS detention had, on August 9, approached the court, seeking an order to vacate the ex parte order that gave the DSS the legal backing to detrain him for 45 days.

Meanwhile, Justice Taiwo had in a ruling on August 8 via an ex parte motion ordered Sowore’s detention for the said period to enable the DSS carry out and conclude its investigation on allegations levied against him.

Countering, the DSS had also on August 2, challenged the court order, allowing it to detain Sowore for 45 days against its request of 90 days pending investigation.

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