The Department of State Service (DSS) has re-arrested the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore who was released by the order of the court.
This time around the DSS stormed the courtroom and they chased away lawyers before re-arresting Sowore as reported by Falana who’s the Sowore’s solicitor.
It was reported that the DSS said they cannot obey the court judgement to released Sowore ‘just like that’, according to them, they were inviting Sowore and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare for questioning at their office on fresh charges.
Falana, Senior Lawyer who spoke to the Channels TV reveals that “the SSS lawyers and the lawyers of the Attorney-General reported to the court that the order of the court had been complied with and I confirmed because our clients were released last night.
But he spoke on what transpired in the courtroom and the re-arrested of his client Sowore.
“As soon as the court adjourned the matter to February next year, the SSS operatives pounced on the court, disrupted proceeding and then attempted to arrest our clients even in the web of the court, that was extremely embarrassing because it has never happened in Nigeria where you enter a court to arrest anybody, even an alleged coup plotter.
“The atmosphere was very rowdy, but I insisted that the arrest could not be carried out within the precinct of the court.
“We are going to take steps under the law by asking for his release again since they are claiming this is a fresh arrest.
“Nobody has disclosed yet what his charges are; he couldn’t have committed any other offence because he has been detained for the past four months unless the SSS wants to tell the whole world that he committed this fresh offence while in their custody.”