Omoyele Sowore, the convener of RevolutionNow and publisher of SaharaReporters, has been sent back to detention following his re-arraignment at an Abuja High Court on Monday.
The activist who has been in detention since August 3 was earlier granted bail but the secret police refused to release him.
Olumide Fusika, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Sowore’s counsel, had asked the court to allow his client enjoy the bail earlier granted to him.
He was re-arraigned on a 7-count charge of felony which was brought against him by the federal government but pleaded not guilty to the charges.
However, Ijeoma Ojukwu, the presiding judge, refused, ordering that Sowore should be taken back to DSS custody till Friday when she would hear their application for bail.
After the court proceedings, while being taken to detention, Sowore remained defiant, chanting ‘RevolutionNow’ slogan which was embraced by his supporters.