Friday, December 13, 2019

Just In: AGF Orders DSS To Hands Off Sowore's Case

Following the drama that broke out between the DSS and Omoyele Sowore at the court premises, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to forward Omoyele Sowore’s case file to his office.

Just In: AGF Orders DSS To Hands Off Sowore's Case

Malami also directed a speedy investigation over the invasion of Federal High Court in Abuja by operatives of DSS to rearrest Sowore last week.

A statement issued on Friday morning by Malami’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Umar, Jibrilu Gwandu, said;

As part of deliberate efforts to probe emerging issues related to the recent imbroglio related to Omoyele Sowore’s case and for speedy dispensation of justice, the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice has requested that the case file in respect of charge pending before the Federal High Court, Abuja be forwarded to his office.

Malami further directed the Federal Ministry of Justice to immediately take over the prosecution of all charges against Sowore, in line with the provisions of Sections 150(1) and 174 (1) (a-c) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

He said the Federal Government was committed to respecting the sanctity of the rule of law, protecting the virtues of human rights and ensuring speedy dispensation of justice in the matter.

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