Sowore Sues DSS N500 Million for Continued Detention

In News 2019-11-22 12:43:46
Sowore Sues DSS N500 Million for Continued Detention
Sowore Sues DSS N500 Million for Continued Detention

By Dipo Omoware


Reports reaching us say that Convener of the RevolutionNow protest Omoyele Sowore has sued the Department of State Services (DSS) over the violation of his fundamental human right.


According to Sahara Reporters, Sowore is demanding damages worth N500 million for continued detention after the court has granted his release and he has fulfilled his bail conditions


“An order of this court compelling the respondents to pay to the applicant the sum of N500,000, 000, 00 (Five hundred million naira) as general and aggravated damages for the illegal violation of the applicant’s fundamental right to life, dignity of his person, fair hearing, health, freedom of movement and freedom of association,” Sowore’s lawyer Femi Falana said in the suit marked FHC/ABJ /C51409/2019 dated November 20, 2019.


“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the respondents from further violating the applicant’s fundamental rights in any manner whatsoever and however without lawful justification.”


Sowore was arrested on Saturday, August 3, 2019 after calling for nationwide protests against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.


He has been in continued detention despite a court order to the DSS for his release.


The DSS however said appropriate persons have not come forward to take his delivery.