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SOWORE: Senate probes invasion of court by DSS

DSS stops June 12 rally in Ibadan, arrests three

The Senate on Thursday, asked its committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal matters to investigate last Friday’s invasion of the Federal High Court, Abuja by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

This followed the order moved by the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, on the matter.

The operatives of DSS had reportedly stormed the court in a commando-style and re-arrested the convener of the #RAevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare.

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The duo were re-arrested just 24 hours after they were release on the order of Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, who directed the secret police to release the defendants within 24 hours.

Sowore and Bakare are standing trial on treasonable felony charges for spearheading a protest march against perceived misrule by the present administration.

The Senate president, Ahmed Lawan, asked Bamidele’s panel to start legislative action on the issue and submit its report next week.

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