House of Reps to investigate DSS’ court invasion to rearrest Sowore

THE House of Representatives on Tuesday adopted a motion to investigate the invation of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Friday by operatives of the Department of States Services (DSS) in their attempt to rearrest the convener of the #RevolutionNow,  Omoyele Sowore despite being on court bail.

Godwin Elumelu, House member representing Aniocha North/Aniocha South/ Oshimili Federal Constituency of Delta State who moved the motion during plenary noting that there was a need to investigate the circumstances that played out at the court.

Elumelu lamented that said some unknown persons invaded the court to re-arrest Sowore who had been granted bail by the Federal High Court.

He noted that eyewitnesses within the court premises claimed the unknown persons were DSS  operatives, expressing concerns that operatives of the DSS could be seen to be contravening the provisions of Separation of Power that is part of the hallmarks of democracry.

His motion was seconded by Toby Okechukwu, member representing Aninri/Agwu/Oji-uzo Federal Constituency of Enugu State.



    Reacting to the motion, Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila,  remarked that the motion was ‘highly critical’ and noted the need for the individuals behind the invasion to be identified.

    Members of the Lower chamber voted and adopted the motion which was referred to the House Committee on National Security and Intelligence, Judiciary and Human rights headed by Shaban Sharada representing Kano Municipal Federal Constituency.

    Meanwhile, Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akerodolu had criticized the court invasion during his speech in a programme in Ondo State.

    Akeredolu said there is no explanation anyone can give you for desecrating the court to rearrest someone that has been granted bail by the court.

    Lukman Abolade is an Investigative reporter with The ICIR. Reach out to him via [email protected], on twitter @AboladeLAA and FB @Correction94

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