Court Strikes Out DSS Application To Detain Sowore

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Omoyele Sowore

Abuja – A request by the Department of Social Security to further detain Omoyele Sowore has been resisted by the court. 

 An application by the Department of Social Security (DSS) to further detain the publisher of SaharaReporters and convener of RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore has been struck out by a court, according to a report by TVC News.

 Sowore’s lawyer, Femi Falana, persuaded the court to order immediate release of his client as the prosecution is no longer interested to detain him further. Counsel to the DSS however challenged the oral application for release saying that a formal suit has been filed where Sowore is being accused of treasonable felony which is a capital offence Sowore was arrested on August 3rd, two days before a rally tagged Revolutionnow for allegedly plotting to overthrow an elected government. 

The prosecutor is asking the Court to deny the respondent bail due to the fresh charges filed against him. In response counsel to Sowore said the application for bail was withdrawn and the prosecutor’s application for further remand was also withdrawn.

 He stressed that the new charges can’t metamorphose In a remand order. Mr Falana urged the court to disregard the submission on the prosecutor. Mr Falana said the prosecutor can not ask the court to detain a citizen prospectively and in anticipation of the arraignment of the defendant order his detention. 

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