Femi Falana has slammed the Nigerian government over the rearrest of Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, at the Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday December 6.
Mr Falana, who described the court invasion and the rearrest of Sowore in court as ”extremely embarrassing,” said ”this is the first time an arrest is being effected in a courtroom in the country.”
According to the Senior Advocate of Nigeria, he suspected the Department of State Services (DSS) was up to something after he saw some people he claimed were hired by the Nigerian government protesting at the court.
He said he was told by insiders that DSS operatives were deployed to rearrest Omoyele Sowore and detain him for undisclosed new charges, which eventually happened as captured in viral videos.
The Human Rights Activist who recounted how he and others fought and defeated military dictators, added that he won’t allow a democratically elected government to continue treating the judiciary with disdain.
”He was going to be arrested outside the premises but there was a crowd that resisted the arrest, but I appealed to everybody and asked Sowore to jump into my car and so we drove to the office of the SSS because they said he will just answer a few questions, but now he is being detained.
Mr Falana added that the SSS is yet to disclose to the public what the new charges are.
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