A member of the House of Representatives, Akin Alabi has condemned the invasion of the Federal High Court, Abuja by operatives of the Department of State Service.
Operatives of the DSS today, stormed the court premises to effect the arrest of SaharaReporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defandat, Olawale Bakare.
The House member in a reaction to the arrest of Sowore, said, “The DSS will have to explain why Sowore was rearrested. And the reason has to be HUGE.”
“We just debated on the floor yesterday about separation of powers but this is a desecration of the judiciary. No matter whose side you are on, this cannot be right in anyway.”
Sowore rearrest comes barely 24 hours after he was released alongside his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare.
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They were released at exactly 7:15 pm on Thursday, hours after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja, had expressed displeasure over their continued detention by the agency.
Subsequently, Ojukwu ordered that the defendants be released within the next 24 hours and adjourned the case till Friday, December 6, for a report of compliance.
Sowore was arrested on August 3, just days to a planned protest tagged #revolutionnow against bad governance in the country.
Both he and his co-defendant are facing seven counts bordering on conspiracy to commit treasonable felony in breach of Section 516 of the Criminal Code Act, money laundering and cybercrimes, among others.
They pleaded not guilty to the charge and were granted bail on October 4, in the sum of N100m and N50m respectively with two sureties in like sum.