Femi Falana, SAN, lawyer to detained convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore has urged the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, to use his good office to facilitate the release of Sowore from the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS).
Sowore who was released on December 6 and made to appear before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja On December 7, but rearrested in the the court forcefully by DSS operatives after Justice Ojukwu had adjourned the trial till February 2020.
Following the transfer of the case to the AGF, Falana consequently wrote a letter to Malami demanding the immediate release of Sowore from custody.
Femi Falana (SAN) letter to Attorney General of The Federation;
“We remain Solicitors to the defendants in the above mentioned case pending at the Abuja Judicial Division of the Federal High court.
“Following the announcement of your decision to take over the case of Federal Republic of Nigeria v Omoyele Sowore & Another, two members of the legal defence team visited the headquarters of the State Security Service on December 13, 2019 to demand for the immediate release of Sowore from illegal custody.
Our colleagues were however advised to direct the request to your office in view of the fact that you have taken over the case from the State Security Service.
“In the light of the foregoing, we hereby request you to use your good offices to direct the State Security Service to release Sowore from custody in line with the order of the Federal High court admitting him to bail pending trial. We are confident that you will not hesitate to grant our request as no court has issued any remand order for his detention”.
Femi Falana(SAN), Leading Counsel To