A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has refused to grant the motion filled by the convener of ‘Revolution Now’ protests, Mr Omoyele Sowore, challenging his detention for 45 days by the department of State Services, DSS.
Justice Nkeonye Maya, who declined all applications by the counsel to Mr Sowore, Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, sent the case back to Justice Taiwo Taiwo for further hearing.
Mr Falana, who had asked the court to set aside the exparte order granted by Mr Taiwo, also applied for oral bail when Justice Maha rejected the earlier application.
Mr Sowore, a politician and an opponent of President Muhammadu Buhari at Febuary’s Presidential election, and also a social activist, is being charged with terrorism for calling on Nigerians to embark on nationwide protests tagged, #RevolutionNow.
He was taken by security agents on August 3, 2019, two days before the planned protest.