DSS Seeks Court Order To Detain Omoyele  Sowore For 90 Days.

DSS Seeks Court Order To Detain Omoyele  Sowore For 90 Days.

Omoyele Sowore

 An Abuja Federal High Court will, on Thursday, rule in the application filed by the Department of State Services (DSS), seeking an order to detain Omoyele Sowore, the African Action Congress’ (AAC) presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, for 90 days pending the conclusion of its investigation.

In an ex parte order with number: FHC/ABJ/CS/915/19, counsel to the DSS, G. O. Agbadua, told Justice Taiwo Taiwo that a video clip evidence was also attached to the application.

He urged the judge to grant the application seeking to detain the publisher of Sahara Reports beyond 48 hours as required by the law.

Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, was on August 3 arrested by the security outfit and moved to Abuja on August 4 for the protests he intended to hold across the country.

Justice Taiwo, who adjourned the matter until August 8, said the development was to enable him watch the video clip before delivering his ruling.

Meanwhile, the police on Tuesday arraigned five people and a lawyer for the #RevolutionNow protests in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The police charged Ehis Omoshomio, 35; Gabriel Ojumah, 51; Juwon Sanyaolu, 22; Stanley Anobi, 28; Elias Ozikpu, 30; Kenechukwu Ukachukwu, 25, with two counts of unlawful assembly and conduct likely to cause breach of the peace.

They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.

Ibijoke Akinpelu, counsel from the State Criminal Intelligence and Information Department (SCIID), Panti, and the resident prosecutor, Insp. Kehinde Omisakin, said that the defendants committed the offence on August 5 at 10a.m., at National Stadium, Surulere.

Akinpelu alleged that the six defendants, assembled at the National Stadium, Surulere to protest, adding that the gathering was unlawful and caused fear to the public.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 44 and 168(d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Chief Magistrate A.O. Komolafe admitted Ojumah, a lawyer, to bail based on self- recognition and the other five defendants, N100, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

Komolafe adjourned the case until September 26 for mention.

Omoyele Sowore, publisher of the online medium, Sahara Reporters, who was also the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 general election, had called the #RevolutionNow, in what he described as a protest against bad governance in the country.

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