Court summons AGF, DSS boss over Sowore’s rearrest

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The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has summoned the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, alongside the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi, to appear before it over the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore, the convener of #Revolution Now movement.

Justice Inyang Ekwo ordered the minister and the DSS boss to explain why Sowore should not be released on bail, pending when they would file a charge against him if there was any.

The judge issued the summon following an application filed by Sowore to challenge his rearrest and continued detention by the DSS.

Recall that the journalist, Sowore was rearrested on December 6, within the premises of the Federal High Court Abuja, barely a few hours of coming out of four-month custody at the DSS.

Femi Falana in an exparte application dated December 15 challenged his continued detention by the Federal Government.

When the matter was called on Tuesday, Justice Ekwo noted that he has seen all processes filed by the applicant and adjourned the case until December 23, 2019, for hearing.

The judge, in addition, ordered the service of both the court processes and order on the respondents.




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