Reasons Sowore May Spend This Christmas In Detention


       Reasons Sowore May Spend This Christmas In Detention

Omoyele Sowore, Sahara Reporters ‘ Publisher, could spend the upcoming Christmas period in the detention of the Department of State Services, according to Saturday Punch.

This is following the announcement made on December 13 by the Federation’s Attorney General and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami (SAN), that he had taken over Sowore’s DSS prosecution.

The expectation in Sowore’s camp, who is also the convener of # RevolutionNow protests, that he would be released from custody promptly with the AGF taking over the case was reversed after the minister declared days later that he was unable to persuade the DSS to release him from custody.

       Reasons Sowore May Spend This Christmas In Detention

       Reasons Sowore May Spend This Christmas In Detention
Reasons Sowore May Spend This Christmas In Detention

Sowore, who was re-arrested on December 6, within 24 hours of being released from detention that lasted over four months, has been detained by the DSS for two weeks without fresh charge instituted against him.

His lead lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), described the re-arrest of his client at the Federal High Court in Abuja on December 6 as unconstitutional.

He said no arrest warrant given for the re-arrest of the activist or any order issued by a court to justify his continued detention.

The December 23 hearings which would be presided over by a vacation judge would likely resolve the only preliminary question.

In a statement on Tuesday that took over Sowore’s prosecution and his co-defendant, Falana had said that the AGF was obligated to ask the DSS to free Sowore from the DSS ‘ “illegal” custody.

Falana said that, like the biblical Pontius Pilate, Malami could not wash his hands off the Sahara Reporters publisher’s “illegal detention.

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