Sowore rearrest: Reps probes DSS invasion of Court


The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the invasion of the Federal High Court premises in Abuja by the Department of State Services.
The resolution followed the unanimous adoption of a motion moved by the Minority Leader, Mr Ndudi Elumelu, at the plenary on Tuesday.
Recall that Operatives of the agency had broken into the court while attempting to rearrest Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara reporters
According to reports, Elumelu said the lawmakers need to investigate the incident which he described as an attempt to overpower the judiciary.
A situation where one arm (of government) is seen to be overpowering another in the course of dispensing her duties, will definitely spell doom for the separation of powers as enshrined in the Constitution,” he said.
“The actions of these unidentified persons disrupted judicial proceedings on the 6th day of December 2019,and made the presiding judge to abandon her duty post because of safety concerns.
“This is a complete desecration of the temple of justice and such an action should be completely discouraged.”
He said if the “abuse” is not checked, the national assembly “may one day be invaded and the relevant security agencies will claim not knowing who the offenders are.”
Reports have it that the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, however prevented lawmakers from debating the matter, referred it to the relevant committees for investigation.


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