The troubled of RevolutionNow protest convener, Omoyele Sowore,
has filed an application to the Federal High Court in Abuja requesting it to set aside its order permitting the Department of State Services (DSS) to detain him for 45 days.
Sowore, the presidential candidate of the African Action Alliance (AAC) in the February 2019 presidential election, who, on Friday, approached the court through his lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), in a 19-ground application said the order issued by the court granting the DSS to detain him for 45 days, breached his constitutionally guaranteed fundamental rights.
He contended that in the said order, the court had legalized the illegality of his detention for about four days prior to the issuance of the court order on Thursday.
Sowore, also submitted alongside his application, an affidavit of urgency to seek an urgent hearing of his suit.
He said the affidavit is premised on the grounds that it “is one of fundamental importance that affects salient fundamental rights of the applicant herein.”
The Federal High Court in Abuja, had, on Thursday, granted the Department of States Service (DSS) permission to detain Sowore, the for 45 days.
Ruling on an ex parte application by the DSS, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, held that the detention order is renewable after the expiration of first 45 days on September 21.
Sowore was arrested in the early hours of Saturday, August 4 by the operatives of the DSS in a hotel in Lagos, after which he was moved to Abuja the same day.