Presiding judge withdraws from Sowore’s suit

Presiding judge withdraws from Sowore’s suit

- Justice Ahmed Mohammed has withdrawn from Sowore's case

- Sowore is seeking an order for his release from custody of the DSS

- The RevolutionNow convener is currently being held by the security outfit

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, December 23, withdrew from suit instituted by Omoyele Sowore.

The ‘RevolutionNow’ protests convener is seeking an order for his release from custody of the Department of State Service.

Legit.ng had reported that the minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, and the director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi, were ordered by a court in Abuja to appear before it over the continued detention of Sowore.

Justice Inyang Ekwo ordered the AGF and the DSS boss to appear on Monday, December 23 and explain why the court should not direct the unconditional release of Sowore from detention.

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Presiding judge withdraws from Sowore’s suit

Sowore has been in DSS custody for some time.
Source: UGC

The court on Tuesday, December 17, also asked the deputy chief registrar of the court to immediately notify both Bichi and Malami its summon, as well as the pending fundamental rights enforcement suit Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, initiated against them.

Also, in a related development, Legit.ng also reported that the federal government was accused of destroying Nigeria's reputation on the international scene following its alleged disobedience to court orders and disloyalty to the rule of law.

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The federal government has been accused of destroying Nigeria's reputation on the international scene following its alleged disobedience to court orders and disloyalty to the rule of law.

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