The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, says the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into the invasion of the federal high court in Abuja by operatives of Department State Service (DSS).
Naija News recalls that operatives of the DSS invaded the court last Friday in a bid to rearrest Omoyele Sowore, the convener of RevolutionNow Movement.
This online news platform reports that the secret police eventually rearrested Sowore less than 24 hours after he was released from detention that lasted 124 days.
The development sparked outrage within and outside the country, however, the Presidency defended the DSS, saying Sowore became a person of interest to the agency after calling for revolution.
Giving an update on the issue, when he visited Justice John Tsoho, chief judge of the federal high court, on Wednesday, the AGF announced that the investigation of the action of DSS was ongoing.
His words: “Whatever affects the integrity of the court is a worrisome issue for us… I can never be preemptive of an incident over which I was not a live witness to,” he said.
“But one thing I am certain of is that the government has put in place mechanism for investigation of the reported incident.
“So, I would not like to be preemptive in terms of a conclusion, one way or the other, without allowing the consummation and conclusion of the investigation process.”
Asked to comment about the rearrest of Sowore who had been granted bail by two courts, the AGF said: “It is about tradition and not a coincidence but then the truth of the matter is, I’m not here about Sowore’s case. I’m here to visit his lordship to congratulate him over his appointment but one thing about the judicial process, I think it is not the only case that the federal government is involved.
“As you rightly know, we have multiple cases and more serious cases than that of Sowore pending before the court generally, so the case of Sowore is certainly not an exception, so I cannot be here for an exclusive case,” he added.