By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Groups under the umbrella of Coalition of Human and Civil Rights Organizations (COHCRO) have disagreed with Justice Nkweonye Maha of the Federal High Court, Abuja over her refusal to grant the motion filed by Mr Omoyele Sowore, Convener of #RevolutionNow, challenging his detention for 45 days by the Department of State Security (DSS).
The groups, in a signed statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman and made available to Western Post in Osogbo on Thursday stated that the action of Justice Maha was tantamount to miscarriage of justice and against the international best judicial practices and tenets of Nigeria Constitutional democracy.
Sulaiman stated that the fundamental rights of the applicant should be respected in this matter of national importance.
The statement also noted that the laws in Nigeria were made presently in typical “Orwellian fashion”, in which all animals were supposed to be equal but some were equal than others.
The groups however urged the security agents, especially, Department of State Security (DSS) to stop concocting lies against Sowore.
They also backed the position of former Minister of Education, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili that Sowore and his idea could not be caged.
Meanwhile, no fewer than 53 civil rights groups had concluded arrangement to organize 2million man march protest on 5th of September,2019, to demand for release of Sowore.
The groups include; Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ), Save Lagos Group (SLG), Centre for Defence of Yoruba Unity, Centre for Constitutional Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusader,Veteran Group for Operation Clean Crusade (VGOCC) and host of others.
Sowore who called out for revolution protest on August 5, 2019 against the mirage of problems facing the country had since been detained at the DSS following the injuction it obtained at the Abuja High Court.