Court refuses Sowore Application challenging his detention by the DSS
Another set back for team RevolutionNow, and the Sahara reporters publisher as court refuses to grant the motion to challenge us continuing detention.
Presiding over the case, Justice Nkeonye Maya sent the case back to Justice Taiwo Taiwo for further hearing.
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had on the 8th of August gave permission for the department of state service (DSS) to Detain Omoyele Sowore for 45 days.
Court refuses Sowore Application challenging his detention
Sowore’s lawyer, Femi Falana said the order justice Taiwo granted was illegal and unconstitutional.
He said the continuing detention of Sowore breached the fundamental right provisions of the 1999 constitution as amended.
He applied for An order of the honourable court setting aside, discharging and/or vacating the ex parte order for the detention of the respondent for a period of 45 days made on the 8th August, 2019, Coram: Taiwo Taiwo J, in Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/879/2019 between State Security Service V. Omoyele Sowore.
Falana explains that detaining the respondent for 4 days period before the grant of the ex-parte order is illegal by virtue of Section 35 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).