The court on Tuesday struck out the application by the Department of Social Security (DSS) to detain the publisher of SaharaReporters and convener of RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore for another twenty days.
The development came after the Federal Government approached the court and demanded for extra twenty days after he has been detained in the custody of the DSS for 45 days pending the conclusion of its investigation.
The government had filed addition seven counts charges bordering on treasonable felony and money laundering against him on Friday September 20, a day before the 45-day detention was to elapse.
During the hearing today, Sowore’s counsel, Femi Falana, who was present in court, asked the court not to grant the request for additional detention order by the DSS.
The matter had earlier been stood down till 11:00 am as the prosecutor was yet to be present to enable them get to court.