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#RevolutionNow: DSS challenges court order granting only 45-day detention to Sowore


The Department of State Services has challenged the Federal High Court order allowing it to detain Mr. Omoyele Sowore, Convener, #RevolutionNow protests, for 45 days, against its request of 90 days pending investigation.


The DSS argued that its investigation so far revealed that #RevolutionNow was a smokescreen for the actual intention of Sowore and his allies “to topple the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

The DSS said it was engaged in a painstaking investigation of activities of Sowore, the candidate of the African Action Congress in the last presidential election, in view of the quantum of evidence so far gathered and may return to court to seek an extension of the 45 days granted by the Abuja-based court to detain him.


The security agency made this known in a fresh document it filed at the Federal High Court on Monday in response to an application by Sowore.

In the counter-affidavit deposed to by Godwin Agbadua, an official of the DSS, it was stated that Sowore was arrested on reasonable suspicion of having committed a capital offence, upon his alleged involvement in terrorists’ activities.

DSS deposed in a counter-affidavit as follows: “The respondent/applicant (Sowore) planned to violently change the government through the hashtag RevolutionNow. (NAN)

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