A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted an application by the Department of State Service (DSS), to detain the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore in their custody for 45 days.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo in a ruling on Thursday said he would allow the security agency to detain Sowore for only 45 days to enable the DSS to complete its investigation.
The DSS earlier on Tuesday approached the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, seeking leave to detain Sowore, for 90 days to enable it to carry out further investigation.
According reported by The Nations, the DSS tendered two digital versatile discs (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, who is the publisher of Sahara Reporters and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 elections was arrested in the early hours of Saturday by operatives of the DSS in a hotel in Lagos.