Omoyele Sowore, a prominent activist and former presidential contender, has been detained at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Ejes Gist Nigeria can confirm.
The publisher of SaharaReporters was detained as the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra, resumed.
According to reports, the ‘Buhari-must-go’ activist was apprehended by security officers on the court grounds on Monday morning while doing a Facebook Live session.
Sowore’s detention may be related to the Department of State Services’ decision to limit media coverage of Nnamdi Kanu’s trial to only ten outlets.
The PUNCH, The Guardian, Vanguard, Daily Trust, Tribune, Daily Sun, The Cable, and Daily Times, as well as Sowore’s Sahara Reporters, were all denied access to cover the trial.
Daily Post, ThisDay, Premium Times, The Nation, Daily Independent, The Herald, National Television Authority, Television Continental, African Independent Television, and Channels Television are among the media outlets approved by the DSS to cover the trial.
The DSS provided no explanation for why only 10 media outlets were chosen while others were barred from covering the trial.
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