Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow movement, has filed an application to the Federal High Court in Abuja to set aside its order permitting the Department of State Services to detain him for 45 days.
Mr Sowore, a key organiser of the #RevolutionNow protest, was arrested on August 3 after the Nigerian government accused him of attempting to create anarchy and acting in a manner described by government, as treasonous.
Although the protest which was scheduled to start on August 5 held in parts of Nigeria, dozens of protesters were arrested and some charged to court.
The 19-ground application was filed on Friday through his lawyer, Femi Falana(SAN), contending that the order issued by the court breached his constitutionally guaranteed fundamental rights.
According to him, the court order is “legalising the illegality” of his detention for about four days prior to the issuance of the court order on Thursday.
Sowore also filed along with his application an affidavit of urgency seeking an urgent hearing of the suit on the grounds that it “is one of fundamental importance that affects salient fundamental rights of the applicant herein.”
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