A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday granted the request by the Department of State Services (DSS) to further detain the convener of the RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore for 45 days to enable it conclude its investigation.
Ruling on an ex-parte motion by the DSS, Justice Taiwo Taiwo said the court would permit the security agency to detain Sowore for 45 days in the first instance and that it is renewable upon an application by the DSS.
In the motion ex-parte brought to the court by the DSS under Section 27 of the Terrorism Prevention Act, the agency accused Sowore of engaging in acts of terrorism.
The DSS tendered two Digital Versatile Discs (DVDs) which contained recording of Sowore’s meeting with Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and an interview.
In the interview, according to the DSS, Sowore, who was the presidential candidate of the Africa Action Congress (AAC) in the last general election boasted that members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) were going to join forces with him to bring down the Nigerian government.