Human rights lawyer and National Legal Adviser of African Action Congress (AAC), Inibehe Effiong has said the lawyers of detained convener of ‘Revolution Now’ movement, Omoyele Sowore have been working on upturning the Court ruling which directed the Department of State Services, DSS, to detain him for 45 days.
Inibehe disclosed that the team recently wrapped up plans to review the decision of the presiding judge and the documents filed before him by the DSS, and they plan to persuade the Court to reverse it.
In a recent interview with Vanguard, Effiong said Sowore’s legal team were also disappointed by the decision of the judge.
His words, “We did not expect that the Court would grant the demand of the DSS based on our interpretation of this case. However, we recognise that the decision was that of the presiding judge to make.
“But, we are not comfortable with it. We feel that it is not in tune with the spirit of human rights, because the actions being taken by the government is totally unnecessary.
“We are not certain what they want to investigate in 45 days, because there is nothing Sowore has done that is hidden. So, we are taking steps to upturn the court order.
“Of course, documents were filed before the court by the DSS. We are going to review them and take necessary steps immediately.”