BREAKING: Sowore Files 19-Ground Application Against Detention Order
The presidential candidate of the African Action Alliance in the February 2019 General Elections , Omoyele Sowore , on Friday applied to the Federal High Court in Abuja to set aside its order permitting the Department of State Services to detain him for 45 days .
Sowore , the convener of # RevolutionNow protests , through his lawyer , Mr . Femi Falana ( SAN) , contended , among others in the 19 -ground application , that the order issued by the court breached his constitutionally guaranteed fundamental rights .
The publisher of the online news medium , Sahara Reporters , added that the order of court amounted to “ legalising the illegality ” of his detention for about four days prior to the issuance of the court order on Thursday .
Filed along with his application on Friday was an affidavit of urgency seeking an urgent hearing of the suit on the grounds that it “ is one of fundamental importance that affects salient fundamental rights of the applicant herein. ”
Operatives of the DSS , on August 3 , arrested Sowore over his call for revolution ahead of the # RevolutionNow protests which held in some parts of the country on Monday .
Ruling on an ex parte application by the security agency to detain Sowore for 90 days to investigate him for treason – related allegations, the judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo , on Thursday granted the agency permission to hold the activist for 45 days .
According to the judge , the 45 -day period, starting from Thursday , lapses on September 21 , the date he also fixed for the next hearing of the case.
He , however , added that the order of detention for 45 days was subject to renewal for further days upon an application by the security agency , in the event that its investigation could not be concluded within the first 45 days .