– A Federal High Court rules that the Department of State Services (DSS) cannot further detain Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow movement
– Sowore is, therefore, granted bail by the court after weeks in the detention of the DSS
– The court’s decision follows the withdrawal of an application seeking Sowore’s further detention by the state counsel A Federal High Court, on Tuesday, September 24, threw out an application by the Department of State Services (DSS) asking for further detention of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the RevolutionNow movement.
The court subsequently granted the activist bail, but ordered him to deposit his travel documents within 48 hours of the ruling. Television Continental reports that the court’s action is the result of the withdrawal of the application by the state counsel.
At the time of this report, it was learnt that Sowore’s counsel, Femi Falana, was seeking the court to order the immediate release of his client arguing that the prosecution is no longer interested in keeping him. Insecurity: I will report you to Buhari for ignoring House invitation
– Gbajabiamila tells service chiefs The oral application has, however, been challenged by the counsel to the DSS, who informed the court that a suite has been filed and that in it, Sowore is accused of treasonable felony which is a capital offence.
Tribunepointweekly.com earlier reported that Sowore had been charged by the federal government for alleged conspiracy to commit treason through staging a revolution campaign on September 5, 2019. The charge claims that the protest was aimed at removing the president, Muhammadu Buhari. According to the FG, this is a breach section 516 of the criminal code act.
It was also reported how the federal government selected six witnesses who would testify against the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, at a Federal High Court in Abuja.