HOW MALAMI TOOK BACK HIS WORDS ABOUT NOT HAVING THE POWER TO ORDER SOWORE’S RELEASE

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), on Tuesday asked the Department of State Services to release the immediate-past National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki; and the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, from custody.   The directive by the AGF came barely eight days after he said he had no power to issue such directive to the DSS to release Sowore from custody without recourse to court. The AGF was, in the statement by his spokesperson, Dr. Umar Gwandu, on December 16,…

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JUDGE WITHDRAWS FROM SOWORE’S CASE, SEE WHY

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday withdrew from the fundamental rights enforcement suit instituted by the ‘RevolutionNow’ protests convener, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, seeking an order for his release from custody of the Department of State Service. There have been no fresh charges instituted against Sowore since he was rearrested by the operatives of the DSS on December 6 barely 24 hours of being released from the agency’s detention lasting over months. But Justice Mohammed ruled on Monday that he could not hear Sowore’s case…

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WHY SOWORE MAY SPEND YULETIDE IN DETENTION WITH DSS

Success Nwogu and Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, may spend the upcoming Christmas period in the detention of the Department of State Services. This is despite the announcement by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), on December 13, that he had taken over the prosecution of Sowore from the DSS. The hope in the camp of Sowore, who is also the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, that he would be released from custody promptly with the AGF’s takeover of the case was dashed…

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FALANA TELLS MALAMI: YOU RISK BEING REMOVED AS AGF IF YOU DONT RELEASE SOWORE

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says Abubakar Malami risks being removed as the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) if he fails to secure the release of Omoyele Sowore. Last Friday, Malami took over Sowore’s case from the Department of State Services (DSS), and with this development, Falana, counsel to the activist, asked him to use his office to secure Sowore’s release. The AGF, however, said he cannot take any decision on Sowore’s release. Responding in a statement on Tuesday, Falana said the AGF has not taken note of…

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MALAMI REPLIES FALANA: I CANNOT ASK DSS TO FREE SOWORE

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, on Monday, indicated that he could not ask the Department of State Service to release Omoyele Sowore from custody. The minister said in the statement that he could not take a unilateral decision on the release of Sowore without recourse to the court, where the ‘RevolutionNow’ protests convener and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, are being prosecuted on charges of treasonable felony, among others. This is contained in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations,…

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DSS FISH FOR EVIDENCE TO NAIL SOWORE, INTERROGATE HIM OVER BOKO HARAM ISWAP, IPOB

The Department of State Services has interrogated the detained publisher of Saharareporters, Omoyele Sowore, over alleged links with Boko Haram, Indigenous People of Biafra and Islamic Movement of Nigeria. His lawyer, Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria, disclosed this in a statement, amidst reports that the Attorney-general and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami had asked for Sowore’s case file. Falana said the interrogation on Thursday lasted four hours and was witnessed by Abubakar Marshal, one of Sowore’s lawyers. Falana suspected that the DSS, which he called by its old name…

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MALAMI TAKES OVER SOWORE’S CASE FROM DSS

Alao Abiodun Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to forward Omoyele Sowore’s case file to his office. Malami also has directed a speedy investigation conclusion of investigation over the invasion of Federal High Court in Abuja by operatives of DSS to rearrest Sowore last week. A statement issued on Friday morning by Malami’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Umar, Jibrilu Gwandu, the minister was doing this “as part of deliberate efforts to probe emerging issues related…

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MOMPHA RETURNS TO INSTAGRAM, SAYS HE IS NOT A YAHOO BOY

Ismaila Mustapha a.k.a Mompha has returned to Instagram after his release from EFCC custody. He fulfilled his bail conditions yesterday Monday December 9th. Mompha who was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on 14 counts bordering on fraud, money laundering and running a foreign exchange business without the authorisation of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), was granted a N100m bail on Friday, November 29th. He was on IG live this afternoon, celebrating his freedom with some friends. Singing to NairaMarley’s song, Mompha said he is not…

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BUHARI’S GOVERNMENT BRAZEN DISREGARD FOR RULE OF LAW AND IMPLICATIONS- PUNCH EDITORIAL

The entire country and a global audience are rightly scandalised by the unfolding saga over Omoyele Sowore and the unruliness of the SSS and the government; but it is only a pattern, a reflection of the serial disregard of the Buhari regime for human rights and its battering of other arms of government and our democratic institutions. PUNCH views this tendency and its recent escalation with serious concern, knowing as the great thinker, Edmund Burke, said that “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to…

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