Femi Falana, human rights lawyer and counsel to writer, Omoyele Sowore, has described as ”extraordinarily embarrassing”, the rearrest of Sowore by DSS operatives on the Federal Excessive court Abuja this morning.
Falana who spoke on Channels TV after the re-arrest, mentioned it has never happened earlier than in Nigeria where a particular person is arrested proper contained in the court.
“The environment was very rowdy, however I insisted that the arrest couldn’t be carried out throughout the precinct of the court. He was going to be arrested exterior the premises however there was a crowd that resisted the arrest, however I appealed to everyone and requested Sowore to leap into my automotive and so we drove to the workplace of the SSS as a result of they mentioned he’ll simply reply a few questions, however now he’s being detained.
We’re going to take steps underneath the legislation by asking for his launch once more since they’re claiming that is a contemporary arrest.
No one has disclosed but what his expenses are; he couldn’t have dedicated every other offence as a result of he has been detained for the previous 4 months except the SSS desires to inform the entire world that he dedicated this contemporary offence whereas in their custody.”
This morning, the SSS attorneys and the attorneys of the attorney-general reported to the court that the order of the court had been complied with and I confirmed as a result of our shoppers have been launched final night time.
As quickly because the court adjourned the matter to February subsequent yr, the SSS operatives pounced on the court, disrupted continuing after which tried to arrest our shoppers even in the net of the court, that was extraordinarily embarrassing as a result of it has never happened in Nigeria where you enter a court to arrest anyone, even an alleged coup plotter.” Falana mentioned