DSS cancels court request, insisted Sowore plotted to topple government
The Department of State Services (DSS) has challenged the Federal High Court order, allowing it to detain Mr Omoyele Sowore, Convener, #RevolutionNow protests, for 45 days against its request of 90 days pending investigation Sowore.
The DSS contended that its examination so far uncovered that “RevolutionNow” was supposedly a smokescreen for the real expectation of Sowore and his partners “to topple the administration of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.” Senate affirms Tanko Muhammad as CJN, following two hours of drilling.
The DSS said it was occupied with a meticulous examination of exercises of Sowore, the applicant of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the last presidential race, in perspective on the quantum of proof so far assembled and may come back to court to look for an expansion of the 45 days allowed by the Abuja-based court to keep him.
The security organization made this known in a crisp record it documented at the Federal High Court on Monday in light of an application by Sowore.
In the counter-affidavit deposed to by Godwin Agbadua, an official of the DSS, it was stated that Sowore was arrested on reasonable suspicion of having committed a capital offence, upon his alleged involvement in terrorists’ activities.
“The respondent/appellant (Sowore) planned to violently change the government through the hashtag RevolutionNow.
“The respondent/appealing party stowed away under the front of call for mass challenge with the hashtag #RevolutionNow to delude clueless and honest individuals from general society into going along with him to topple the legislature of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“In his plot to topple the administration the respondent/candidate held arrangement of gatherings with individuals at an endorsed fear mongers’ association, Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) with the end goal of activating solid powers to understand his motivation at changing the legislature.
“The respondent shaped a union with a criminal, Nnamdi Kanu, a self-acclaimed pioneer of the prohibited psychological militants gathering, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to dispatch arrangement of assaults on Nigeria so as to savagely evacuating the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“After series of closed-door meetings between the duo in the United States of America, they addressed a press conference wherein they both stated their resolve to form an alliance against the Nigerian government, the duo stated that they have a well planned out strategy to realize their objective, which is toppling the government.
“The applicant/respondent is investigating the activities of the respondent applicant as it relates to a terrorist organisation, IPOB. The facts show a conjecture between the respondent/applicant and IPOB activities. Revolution Protest: Rumpus, as DSS gets order to detain Sowore for 45 days “There is a need for the applicant/respondent to investigate such reasonable suspicion of the relationship between the respondent/applicant and IPOB.
“The respondent held series of meetings with some foreign collaborators outside Nigeria including Dubai where millions of dollars were given to him to sponsor a widespread attack on Nigeria with a view to violently removing the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and freeing Ibrahim ElZakzaky (Sheikh).
“In furtherance to the plans to violently free Elzakzaky from lawful custody. the respondent held several meetings with a proscribed terrorist organisation. Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) where they strategized on how to carry out attacks to force the government to free Elzakzaky.
“The respondent expressed in one of his recordings that Shiite individuals, who are individuals from the restricted psychological militants gathering, IMN were going to unite with him in cutting down the legislature. The announcement and the gatherings of the respondent/candidate raise the issue of grave doubt of supporting a banished psychological militants’ association, IMN.
“The doubts require persevering examination by the candidate/respondent. The arranged activity comprises a risk of viciousness to scare or cause alarm in individuals from people in general as a methods for influencing political lead “The examination is as yet continuous.
Upon the fruition of the examination, the case record will be sent to the workplace of the Attorney General of the Federation for counsel and conceivable arraignment,” DSS claimed.