The Department of State Service (DSS) has sort after the detention of convener of 90 days (3 months).
Eye9ja understands that the DSS made this known in an application before a federal high court in Abuja, seeking to detain Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement and publisher of the popular Sahara Reporters, for 90 days.
The DSS in an ex parte motion with number: FHC/ABJ/CS/915/19, G. O Agbadua, counsel to the DSS, told the court that the secret police needed the period to investigate Sowore.
Eye9ja understands that Agbadua told Taiwo Taiwo, the judge, that a video clip evidence was attached to the application.
Agbadua urged the judge to grant the application to detain the activist beyond 48 hours as required by the law.
Recall that the operatives of the DSS had arrested Sowore in Lagos in the early hours of Saturday. He was subsequently moved to Abuja.
He was arrested for spearheading a nationwide protest. Peter Afunaya, the spokesman of the secret police, said the agency went after Sowore because he crossed the “red line”.