SSS apologised to Justice Ojukwu for invading court - Falana

SSS apologised to Justice Ojukwu for invading court – Falana

8.12.2019

SSS apologised to Justice Ojukwu for invading court – Falana

'When challenged to justify the invasion of the court the officer could not. He apologised to Justice Ojukwu on behalf of the sss.'

PREMIUM TIMES reported how SSS officials invaded the court Friday in a bid to rearrest an activist, Omoyele Sowore.

It accused Mr Sowore of stage-managing the violence witnessed in the courtroom.

While debunking the claim by the SSS, Femi Falana, Mr Sowore’s lawyer, said not only did the SSS officials invade the court premises, causing the court to hurriedly end its activities, their leader also apologised to the judge.

“When the lead prosecutor, Dr. Liman Hassan SAN denied knowledge of the invasion of her court she directed him to invite the head of the sss team in the court. When challenged to justify the invasion of the court the officer could not. He apologised to Justice Ojukwu on behalf of the sss. The judge then directed the officer to withdraw the sss operatives from the court room. The directive was complied with as the operatives withdrew from the court room but rushed out to join their colleagues who had taken over the entire court house,” Mr Falana wrote.

Second, the Service argues on the one hand that the arrest of Sowore was “stage managed” by his supporters in order to give the Service a bad name whilst also admitting at the same time that officers of the Service arrested Sowore outside the Court. Having declared that the Service arrested Sowore “outside the court”, despite the “stage managing” argument, what the Nigerian people want to see happen is the immediate release of Sowore, pending his trial as ordered by the court.

By the advantage of information technology, the whole world has placed responsibility for the gangsteric desecration of the court on the SSS. The SSS cannot extricate itself from the abominable acts of 6th December, 2019.

When the lead prosecutor, Dr. Liman Hassan SAN denied knowledge of the invasion of her court she directed him to invite the head of the sss team in the court. When challenged to justify the invasion of the court the officer could not. He apologised to Justice Ojukwu on behalf of the sss. The judge then directed the officer to withdraw the sss operatives from the court room. The directive was complied with as the operatives withdrew from the court room but rushed out to join their colleagues who had taken over the entire court house.

If Sowore’s supporters subjected him to such brutalisation in the presence of sss operatives why were they not arrested for contravening the provisions of the Anti Torture Act, 2017? Or were the SSS operatives expecting the supporters of a defendant wanted by the State to kill him in their presence?

In rationalizing the re-arrest of Sowore, which is denied in the same Press statement, the Serivce alleged that Sowore held metings with some people. Assuming without conceding that Sowore held meetings with some people in Transcorp Hotel as alleged by the sss, why did the Prosecution not inform the trial court that the defendant had breached his bail condition?

Why did the sss subject the order of Justice Ojukwu for the release of Sowore to its own approval by asking the sureties already verified by the judge to report themselves to the sss? Why the SSS wait for the 24-hour ultimatum issued by the trial judge before releasing Sowore and Bakare,?

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Fake news in circulations.always try to verify b4 commenting The same falana that told us El zakyzaky has gone blind and would die the following day which made FG to allow the man to travel out for treatment but we later discovered the man was Hale and healthy It's not an apology thing o. The director gats step down

SERAPNigeria KingKhalidi Falana stop your hypocrisy. Are you speaking for DSS or they should tender the apology themselves? It is all these your double standard that sold out the judiciary to the tyrant in the first place. 10racle So if I commit crime now I will apologize abi, which side is falana? God bless Nigeria

Verily the DSS has gone stark mad! Fake news don start again 🤣 SERAPNigeria So SSS sent Falana to go and Apologise to Justice Ojwukwu. I no understand SERAPNigeria Same DSS that denies invading the court had in fact apologised for it. Lying like children. Why do we even need a secret police in Nigeria in the first place?

DSS team leader apologised to Justice Ojukwu over court invasion —FalanaA demented administration. So is true Apology my foot

SERAPNigeria They apologized for invading the court premises to effect his arrest not not for arresting him during the court proceedings as spread by media pedlers to misled the public. SERAPNigeria Lolz they’re coming out to deny it. I trust them What a shame the same DSS who claim they never invaded the court. Now apologising for invading the court. It obvious to them that they can't lair to us anymore. They quickly apologies hahaha Nonsense people. freeSoworeNow

are agents of fake news. Tufiakwa... Until I see the video evidence, I won't believe. Falana lies a lot these days. Awon oponu will still not believe this. Supporting a government should not stop you from condemning any bad act emanate from their action. EndImpunity endinjustice RuleOfLaw Nigerian deserve better.

Is it not funny that dss rearrest sowore for breach of bail conditions ordered by court bt same dss disobeyed the court 3 times on order to release him...so who go arrest dss...? After Denying .. anyway its a welcome dev..... From your report from Falana DSS now invade court premises not court room. Falana now speaking with both of his mouth. Sowore brought himself into this mess

They should keep their apologies, we the judges council of Nigeria reject the apology.

Sowore: Law enforcement officers who stormed court must be arrested – Ojukwu – Daily TrustExecutive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Barr. Tony Ojukwu has called for the arrest of law enforcement officers who forcefully went into the courtroom to re-arrest Human Rights Activist, Omoyele Sowore. In a statement he signed himself, he insisted that all law enforcement officers involved in the desecration of the hallowed chambers of the … ✔️ Did u remembered these words?

Thought they said,they didn't invade the court? So the apology shouldn't be accepted The same court they did not invade? good They should apologise to the judicial counsel.

DSS team leader apologised to Justice Ojukwu over court invasion —FalanaA demented administration. So is true Apology my foot

Sowore: Despite video evidence, SSS denies invading courtAmidst widespread outrage, the service says Mr Sowore was mobbed by his 'supporters' who were trying to shield him from 'an imaginary arrest.' Show us the video evidence . Idiotic journalism Did you see any DSS kitted uniform man in that court room effecting the arrest Ooh do you expect them to agree before maybe you don't know the country u are into.

DSS re-arrest of Sowore: ‘rein in your wild dogs of disobedience,’ Soyinka tells Buhari | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsThere was pandemonium at the Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, yesterday, as operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) stormed the court in a bid... Too late in the day, Prof. The dogs only understand 'go', they don't understand 'stop and come back'. You actively collaborated in releasing this genie. Now, what goes round comes round. We can only wait for our turns with bated breath.

Sowore: Outrage as Atiku, Soyinka, SERAP, other Nigerians condemn SSSGroup urges courts to boycott cases involving SSS. With buhari movies like this calling Nigeria the third world is a promotion because we should be like 10th world country SERAPNigeria DSS is an embarrassment to the nation. Also report that various groups have pointed fingers at Atiku and co for having sinister motives against government.

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