A Federal high court in Abuja has granted the department of State Service (DSS) permission to detain the convener of Revolution Now protest,
Omoyele Sowore, for 45 days pending the conclusion of investigations.
Granting an exparte order, Justice Taiwo Taiwo held that according to section 27 subsection 1 of the terrorism prevention Act , the word ”May” used in the section is directory and it’s not absolute, it affords the court the discretion to make a decision.
The court further held that after the expiration of the forty five days the candidates are at liberty to apply for an extension that’s at the discretion of the court.
The Security Police had approached the court seeking to detain the former Presidential Candidate of the Action Alliance Congress, AAC, Omoyele Sowore, for 90 days to be able to perform a radical research over alleged treasonable prison.
The Sahara reporter published was arrested and detained with the aid of the DSS Operatives following his name for Revolution in opposition to the sitting democratically elected authorities.
Sowore had in many interviews urged Nigerians to brace up for revolution as a way to put an end to many of the happenings in the country. This, the DSS termed treasonable offence in line with the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.
Although the protest kicked in a few part of the country ., it was now not a success because the Police and officers of the Nigerian military swooped on the protesters, leading to the arrest and trial of a number of them.