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Sowore to remain in DSS custody as Court refuses to grant application against detention order

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has refused to grant the motion filed by Mr Omoyele Sowore, convener, #RevolutionNow protests, challenging his detention by the Department of State Security (DSS).

Justice Nkeonye Maya, on Wednesday declined all applications by counsel to Sowore, Mr Femi Falana, SAN.

Justice Maya, therefore, sent the case back to Justice Taiwo Taiwo for further hearing.

Falana, human rights lawyer, had asked the court to set aside the exparte order granted by Justice Taiwo.

He also applied for oral bail when Justice Maha rejected the earlier application.

Sowore who is presently in 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 detain him for 45 days.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Taiwo Taiwo had, in a ruling on Aug. 8 in an exparte application, ordered Sowore’s detention for the said period to enable the DSS carry out and conclude its investigation on allegations levelled against him.

The DSS had also, on Aug. 20, challenged the court order, allowing it to detain Sowore for 45 days against its request of 90 days pending investigation.

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