Court Orders Sowore's Release

In News 2019-09-24 12:57:52
Court Orders Sowore's Release
Court Orders Sowore's Release

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered that convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr Omoyele Sowore, be released immediately from the custody of the Department of State Service, DSS.


The presiding judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo said the activist should be released to his lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), who is to produce him for arraignment whenever he is required.


Falana had told the court that since the detention order has expired and application for renewal has been withdrawn, the court should make a consequential order and release Sowore.


"We are going to apply for a copy of the order so that we can serve the same to the SSS in view of having our client released today in line with the order of the court. If the court wants him and I will produce him (Sowore)"


Falana argued that the DSS was illegal and not the creation of National Security Act and that the State Security Service (SSS) was what was contained in that section of the constitution but the prosecution in response said that it was the same but just a semantics.


Falana referred the court to the case of MKO Abiola 1995 vs FG where the appellant was charged with treasonable felony and the court granted him bail even on self-recognition.


Falana said he was also charged with treasonable felony and justice Taiwo Taiwo was the one who defended him and he was granted bail (NAN)