The Department of State Services (DSS) will charge the Publisher of Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore for treason.
A former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode said this on Thursday.
Sowore was last week arrested by the DSS over the “Revolution Now” protests.
A court on Thursday ruled that the security agency should detain him for fourty-five days.
While reacting to the ruling, FFK noted that the DSS might also detain the activist for another fourty-five days after the first one elapses.
“I know the system and I have suffered a similar fate.I assure you that what Sowore is going through is a nightmare,” he said.
“After he has been in detention for 45 days the DSS will either charge him to court for treason or they will get another detention order for another 45 days.”
According to him, “If they opt for the latter they will charge him to court after a total of 90 days of detention and since the charge is treason the court may not grant him bail.
“We are in for the long haul here. I pray for this young man who may be brash and difficult but who, in my opinion, he has done no wrong.
“He simply wanted things to change for the better in Nigeria. Like all of us, Sowore is a democrat and has not advocated for violent change or an armed struggle.
“Why put him through the mill? I urge believers to pray for him: for God to give him strength, courage, fortitude and wisdom and to comfort his family and loved ones at this challenging and difficult time.”
He added that “The good news is that God always rises to the defence of the innocent, the persecuted, the oppressed and the defenceless. It is just a question of time.”