Posted on Fri 9 Aug 2019, 10:54 AM

Mr Femi Falana (SAN), who is Sowore’s lawyer has revealed that, he would be filing an application to challenge the order by a Federal High Court in Abuja that granted the Department of State Services permission to detain the AAC Presidential candidate and convener of the #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, for 45 days.

On Thursday, the court permitted the DSS to further keep Mr. Sowore in order to complete investigation

The senior lawyer who confirmed that he meet with his client before the judgment was given, said he envisaged that the order for his detention could be granted and told him to challenge the order.

Despite the order, many organizations including the European Union, Afenifere, Committee for the Defense of Human Rights, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, Free Nigeria Movement and senior lawyers among others has faulted the order.

While SERAP as reported earlier has sent an open letter petitioning the United Nations Human Rights Council on the continued detention of Sowore and  the illigal arrest of protesters.

 It will be recalled that,Afenifere and other notable Nigerians had earlier called for the unconditional release of the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the 2019 presidential poll. They described his continued detention by the DSS as unjust.







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