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Published On: Thu, Dec 12th, 2019

Sowore: FG orders probe of court invasion by DSS —Malami

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By Vivian Okejeme, Abuja

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has said, the federal government has ordered investigation into the invasion of the federal high court, Abuja, by the Operatives of the Department of State Service(DSS).
Malami made this known while speaking to journalists on the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja, yesterday, after paying a courtesy visit to the Chief Judge of the court, Justice John Tsoho.
The AGF who evaded question on the reason for Sowore’s rearrest, said he said did not visit the Chief Judge over Sowore’s case but to congratulate him on his confirmation by the Senate as the substantive Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.
Asked if he was not appalled by the DSS’ conduct, Malami said,
“Whatever affects the integrity of the court is a worrisome issue for us.
“I can never be preemptive of an incident over which I was not a live witness to.”
Going further Malami said, “But one thing I am certain of is that the government has put in place mechanism for investigation of the reported incident.
“So, I would not like to be preemptive in terms of a conclusion, one way or the other, without allowing the consummation and conclusion of the investigation process.’’
It will be recall that, the DSS, in their bid to rearrest the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, had invaded the court, during which the judge fled the scene.
Sowore, the publisher of Sahara reporter and his co-defendant are facing a seven-count charge bordering on conspiracy to commit treasonable felony in breach of Section 516 of the Criminal Code Act, money laundering and cybercrimes amongst others.
The development had since drawn criticisms locally and internationally.

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