A Federal High Court in Abuja has given the Department of State Services (DSS) the go-ahead to further detain the convener of #RevolutionNow Omoyele Sowore for 45 days pending the conclusion of its investigation.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in a ruling on Thursday on an ex-parte motion by the DSS, said he would allow the DSS detain Sowore for 45 days adding that it can re-apply for further detention permit, should it fail to conclude its investigation at the expiration of the first 45 days. The 45 days count begins on Friday 9th to Saturday to September 21st.

Remember that the DSS arrested Sowore in his hotel room two days to the commencement of #RevolutionNow and has since been in their custody. The Federal government through the agency accused him of engaging in acts of terrorism. While submitting the request for his detainment on Tuesday, DSS’s lawyer tendered two digital versatile discs (DVDs), tagged Exhibit SSS 1&2. The lawsuit was adjourned till Thursday to enable the Justices to go watch them.

One of the videos is said to contain the recording of Sowore’s meeting with the British-Nigeria activist, Nnamdi Kanu (of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra – IPOB), to launch series of attacks on the country and violently remove the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. After the closed-door meeting with Nnamdi Kanu, in the United States of America, the two we said to address a press conference, where they stated their resolve to ally against the Nigerian government.

The DSS further accused Sowore of holding series of meetings with some foreign groups outside Nigeria including the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and Dubai, where millions of dollars given to him to sponsor widespread attacks on the country, remove the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and free Ibrahim Yaqub El-Zakzaky

“The second video contains footages of Sowore’s statement about the support he had gotten from the Shiite members, another proscribed terrorist group adding that were going to join forces with him in bringing down the government. This the DSS tagged Exhibit SSS2.

The DSS also claimed that Sowore hid his agenda under #RevolutionNow to mobilize innocent and unsuspicious members of the public to unleash violence and change the government of the country. They added that his activities constitute a threat to national security. They believe that the investigation has assumed a wider dimension and requires time and advance expertise to conclude, hence; the defendant untimely release will jeopardize the ongoing investigation.