Omoyele Sowore Nigerian Human Rights activist, Former Presidential Candidate, Founder Of Sahara Reporters
Omoyele Sowore Nigerian Human Rights activist, Former Presidential Candidate, Founder Of Sahara Reporters

A Federal High Court has ordered the release of Omoleye Sowore convener of the revolution now movement.

Sowore was arrested August 3rd for convening a nationwide protest with the theme: #RevolutionNow.

The presiding Judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo ordered that Sowore’s International passport be submitted to the chief registrar of the Court within forty eight hours.

Justice Taiwo said that since the forty five-days detention order had elapsed and not renewed, also in view of the motion ex-parte earlier withdrawn, there was no extant order for Sowore’s continuous detention.

He explained that although there was information filed to the Court on September 23rd, by one Tanko Musa, the information was not before him yet.

The Judge also ordered that Sowore’s lawyer, Femi Falana must be responsible for him, once there is a formal charge against him in Court.

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