A former Minister of Aviation, Oby Ezekwesili has warned President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow the co-convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore be harmed in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS)
It will be recalled that Sowore, who was released on Thursday after a long battle for freedom on account of a bail granted him by a Federal High Court, Abuja, was re-arrested on Friday inside the court.
Ezekwesili, while reacting to the development via her verified Twitter handle, condemned the rearrest of Sowore and asked Buhari to direct the DSS Director-General, Yusuf Bichi, to obey the court order on Sowore’s release.
She tweeted: “It is in the interest of @MBuhari that @YeleSowore comes to no form of bodily, mental or emotional harm. As the supervisor of the State Security Service, I demand that the President instructs the DG to immediately comply with the court order. Release Sowore immediately.”
She also called on Nigerians to be “reasonable” enough to know that the incidence of Sowore’s rearrest in a courtroom was an aggression against the judiciary arm of government by the executive.
“I urge my fellow citizens who are reasonable enough to know that today’s episode amounts to full aggression against the Judiciary by the Executive arm of @MBuhari and portends an extremely dangerous development. We must all stand to defend our hard-won democracy”, she said.
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