45 Days In Detention: Nigerians React As Court Grants DSS Request Against Sowore

On Thursday, August 8th, 2019, a Federal High Court in Abuja granted a request by the Department of State Service (DSS) to keep the convener of the RevolutionNow protest in detention as investigation is being conducted.

The ruling of Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court held that Sowore is kept in DSS custody for 45 days with an option for application of extension by the security agency for another 45 days if the need calls for it.

As the reports hit the media, Nigerians have bared their mind on the ruling of the FCT Federal High Court, see some of these reactions below.

A twitter user @thestatewriter while reacting, faulted the ruling saying that posterity will judge us all.

Olonitola Tunde Victor@thestatewriter

Sowore for 45 more days detention. You arrest someone and start investigating but killer headsmen/bandits are given state pardon. Posterity will judge us all.

Another Twitter user @Asorosobioro outrightly condemned the ruling.


The court has granted the go-ahead for DSS to detain Sowore for 45 days.

This is what happens when a country is under the grip of fascism. Nigeria wants peace in the absence of justice.

There is obviously no reason for #RevolutionNow to not intensify now.#FreeSoworeNow

Revolutionary OLURANKINSE OLUMIDE@pamsnod

45days to conclude investigations. Lol. Well, Sowore for 45 days may be long. But the man will not be broken. We will be here for him!

Nigerians weep today! It is bitter than any death of any GCON, CON or whatever title! It's about Justice and Freedom and we will fight for it!


Sowore for 45 more days in detention? #ThisIsNigeria, a country where d masses praise their oppressors, the thieves, and condemn their heros. A man seeking accountability is being prosecuted while the convicted thieves are being given ministerial positions. Una go get sense soon.

ola bobby@Bobby_ola123

The fact remains that even though FG detained sowore for 45 days yet #RevolutionIsNow @MBuhari @oshiomole. GOD will surely safe Nigerians from dictatorship and tribalism. God does not sleep or slumber. We are all Nigerians and Nigeria belongs to us all and not your families.


Welcome to the era of interference in the dealings of the judiciary. Sowore for 45 days in confinement? Well, what would they cook up afterwards?

Grace John@onyiforlife

BREAKING: Court Grants DSS Permission To Detain Sowore For 45 Days | Sahara Reporters.

Falana dares Buhari /Abba kyari... What do you expect from lawless, military power?

Nigeria Court cannot help the citizens... No justice.

All we have are useless judges under Buhari's govt.

OLUOMO OF DERBY @Oluomoofderby

DSS Gets Court Permission To Detain Sowore For 45 Days

Buhari administration is setting a dangerous precedence through which they shall be judged out of power.

Justice Taiwo shouldn’t have granted DSS request.

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