The arrest of an activist and Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, over his 2019 RevolutionNow protest, has been declared illegal by a Federal High Court in Abuja.
The court gave the judgement on Monday March 21 following a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by Mr Sowore.
Justice Obiora Egwuato also ordered the State Security Service (SSS) to pay N1million to the activist.
One of Mr 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 Mr Sowore and other Nigerians “to protest, freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and right to movement.”