Sowore Fights Back, Challenges Detention Order

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Not backing down, the presidential candidate of the African Action Alliance in the February 2019 general elections, Omoyele Sowore, Friday applied to the Federal High Court in Abuja to set aside its order permitting the Department of State Services (DSS) to detain him for 45 days.

Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow movement, through his lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), argued in the 19-ground application that the order breached his fundamental rights.

Filed along with his application on Friday was an affidavit of urgency seeking an urgent hearing of the suit on the grounds that it “is one of fundamental importance that affects salient fundamental rights of the applicant herein.”

Sowore is being detained by the DSS over allegation of treasonable felony. His #RevolutionNow movement was seen as an attempt to overthrow the President Muhammadu Buhari government.

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