Nigeria’s Attorney General Abubakar Malami has ordered the State security Service to hands off trial of embatted journalist Omoyele Sowore.
“The Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice upon a further review of the case, has directed the immediate takeover of the prosecution of all charges in respect of Omoyole Sowore by the Federal Ministry of Justice, in line with the provisions of Sections 150(1) and 174 (1) (a-c) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended),” Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Gwandu said in a statement on Friday.
Malami also has directed a speedy investigation conclusion of investigation over the invasion of Federal High Court in Abuja by operatives of DSS to rearrest Sowore last week.
Earlier, Channels Television had reported how the DSS officials invaded a Federal High court on Friday in a bid to rearrest rights activist, Omoyele Sowore.
The Sahara Reporters Publisher had been released Thursday night, after over 100days in detention, based on the order of Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu.
Following the rearrest attempt which has been termed a desecration of court, the government has come under severe criticism for not condemning the invasion and holding the DSS officials accountable.