Justice Obiora Egwuato of the federal High Court sitting in Abuja has declared the arrest of activist and Sahara Reporters publisher,  Omoyele Sowore, over his 2019 RevolutionNow protest, illegal. 

The court gave the judgement on Monday March 21 following a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by Sowore.

Justice Egwuato also ordered the State Security Service (SSS) to pay N1million to the activist.

One of Sowore’s lawyers, Marshal Abubakar, who is of the law firm of prominent human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, described Monday’s judgement as another victory recorded against the “notorious” SSS.

He said it was an affirmation of the rights of Sowore and other Nigerians “to protest, freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and right to movement.”

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