September 28, 2019

Breaking: You will go to jail Court tells DSS DG over Sowore’s continued detention



The Federal High Court in Abuja has threatened to jail the Director-General of the Department of State Security Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi, over his continued detention of Mr Omoyele Sowore, SaharaReporters publisher.

Recall that the court had through Justice Taiwo Taiwo ruled that the previous order issued for the security agency to detain Sowore for 45 days, had elapsed.
Justice Taiwo noted that an application the DSS re-approached filed to renew the detention order was struck out after it was withdrawn.

He held that the application having been struck out, there was nothing before the court to warrant Sowore’s continued stay in detention.

The court stressed that it was constitutionally empowered to safeguard the right to liberty of every Nigerian citizen, irrespective of position or social status.

However, Justice Taiwo ordered Sowore to surrender his international passport to the Chief Registrar of the court.

Recall that Sowore was accused by the federal government of trying to oust President Muhammadu Buhari from office.

He was on Thursday last week slammed seven-count charges on money laundering and conspiracy aimed at removing the President and Commander –in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria during his term of office.
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