Sowore: Senate gives DSS, judge, others 24 hours to submit report over invasion of court

Sowore: Senate gives DSS, judge, others 24 hours to submit report over invasion of court

- Nigerian Senate has asked the DSS, AGF and a judge of high court to submit report over invasion of court

- According to the upper legislative chamber, the report must be submitted within 24 hours of the directive

- DSS operatives had invaded Federal High Court Abuja to rearrest Sowore

Following the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja by the operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS), the Senate committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters, on Thursday, December 19, asked the DSS and Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, to submit a memorandum on the alleged invasion of the court within 24 hours.

Channels TV reports that the committee also asked the attorney general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, the counsel to Omoyele Sowore, Femi Falana, the executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu, and the office of the chief judge of Federal High Court to submit a memorandum on the incident.

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Legit.ng gathered that the DSS operatives had allegedly invaded the court to rearrest the hunan rights turned politician, Sowore, few hours after he was released on December 6.

According to the report, each of the memorandum is expected to detail the events of the day.

Giving the directive, the committee chairman, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, explained that the panel was unable to hold the scheduled investigative hearing as the Senate suspended all activities in honour of Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu who died in Abuja on Wednesday, December 18.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that amid criticisms against the alleged lack of respect for the rule of law, Lawan advised President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to adhere to the supreme law in Nigeria.

It was reported that Lawan spoke in Abuja on Monday, December 16, while fielding question by a journalist who asked about the repeated violations of the rule of law by President Buhari’s administration.

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In related development, Abubakar Malami, the attorney general of the federation and the minister of justice, responded to calls for him to use his office to release Omoyele Sowore.

The Lagos-based lawyer, Femi Falana is top on the list of those who were asking for the release of Sowore from the custody of the DSS.

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Malami, in his reaction to the calls, however, said that his hands were already tied because the case was already in court.

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