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Court Orders DSS To Release Sowore     

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the immediate release of Omoyele Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow protest.

Funsho Akinwale

Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the #RevolutionNow protest, has regained his freedom after Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered his immediate release on Tuesday.

The former presidential aspirant has spent over 45 days in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since his arrest in Lagos.

Delivering his judgment, Justice Taiwo Taiwo said Sowore should be released to his lawyer, Femi Falana, adding that he must deposit his international passport to the court to guarantee his availability for trial.

“I’m of the view that the respondent ought to be released forthwith, in view of the fact that there is no extant order for his further detention.

“However, since charges have been filed against the respondent, his release must be on terms.

“The respondent must deposit his passport with the registry of this court within 48 hours.

“The respondent shall be released to Mr Femi Falana.

“Mr Femi Falana shall ensure that the respondent is produced in court for his arraignment whenever he is needed.”