Court grants DSS permission to detain Sowore for 45 days.
A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the Department of State Service, DSS, permission to detain the publisher of Sahara Reporters and convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, for 45 days pending the conclusion of its investigation.
The DSS had filed a motion to detain Sowore for 90 days, but the court granted 45 days.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in a ruling on Thursday on an ex-parte motion by the DSS, said he would allow the agency detain Sowore for 45 days in the first instance which could be renewed upon an application to enable the DSS complete its investigation.
In the motion ex-parte brought by the DSS, under Section 27 of the Terrorism Prevention Act, it accused Sowore of engaging in terrorism.
It tendered two digital versatile discs containing a recording of Sowore’s meeting with Nnamdi Kanu of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra and an interview where he reportedly boasted that members of the outlawed Islamic Movement of Nigeria will join forces with him to bring down the Nigerian government.