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Reps begin probe of DSS’ ‘invasion’ of court to re-arrest Sowore


The House of Representatives on Tuesday asked its relevant committees to probe the alleged invasion of a Federal High Court in Abuja, by operatives if the Department of State Security (DSS) to re-arrest Omoyele Sowore.

The RevolutionNow convener and his co-defendant are being tried by the Nigerian government for alleged treason, money laundering and insult on President Buhari.

The DSS initially disobeyed two separate court orders for release of the defendants.

But following Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu’s ultimatum on Thursday, December 5, that the security operatives must release both men within 24 hours, Sowore and Bakare were released later on Thursday night.

However, on Friday, less than 24 hours after the release of the duo, the DSS stormed the court premises for their re-arrest.

At the House plenary on Tuesday, the Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu raised the matter, describing what happened in the court as an abuse on the sanctity of the court room.

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According to him, the reported invasion of the courtroom by DSS operatives could be seen as one arm of government attempting to overpower another.

He said if such thing was allowed to continue, it would spell doom for the country’s democracy.

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