High court summons DSS over continuing detention of Sowore.

The Federal high court sitting in Ikoyi Lagos today thr 20th of August 2019 summoned the Department of State Services over the continuing detention of the publisher of Sahara reporters, Omoyele Sowore.

The Federal high court also summoned the inspector general of Police.Both are ordered to appear before the court on September 4.

High court summons DSS over continuing detention of Sowore

Presiding over the case, Justice Nicholas Oweibo said he wants to hear from the FG, DSS and IG.

He said the respondents must appear before him on the 4th of September.

This is after a Lagos based lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje filed an application on behalf of the publisher of Sahara reporters over his continuing detention.

Ogungbeje said  

There has been a grave constitutional infraction committed by the respondents against the applicant and other persons who engaged in the peaceful protest for good governance in Nigeria.  

“On August 3, 2019, convener of the protest, Omoyele Sowore was arrested, whisked away and detained in the detention facility of the 2nd respondent (DSS).  

“Mr Omoyele Sowore has not committed any offence known to law to warrant the infringement and likely infringement of rights by the respondents.

By engaging in the peaceful protest, the applicant and other persons have not committed any offence known to law to warrant the treatment meted out to them by the respondents and their agents

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