A Nigerian court has granted operatives of the Department of State Services the permission to detain Omoyele Sowore in custody for 45 days.
Sowore, a presidential candidate during the 2019 general elections and convener of the Revolution Now movement, was arrested five days ago for inciting the public towards a pro-democracy campaign.
The court’s decision comes after pleas and supplications were made to the government by good-spirited Nigerians for his release.
Although the DSS had asked for 90 days detention, the court, however, agreed to 45 days, which will start to count from today. The detention period is to give room for an investigation into the activities and objectives of the movement.