A civil society group under the auspices of Centre for Transparency Advocacy(CTA) has condemned Friday’s re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #revolutionnowprotest# inside the court premises.
Faith Nwadishi, Executive Director; CTA who registered her displeasure through a statement, described the act like a total desecration of our hallowed Chambers that should be condemned by right-thinking Nigerians.
She said the sordid and nauseating arrest of Mr. Sowore by the personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) inside the Court Room where Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu was presiding leaves much to be desired.
“This commando style rascality by the DSS led the Judge, Lawyers and members of the public scampering for their dear lives.
“This is nothing but a desecration of the hallowed Justice Chamber and a disgrace to Nigeria as a nation. This is a lay back to our hard-fought democracy and a clear slide into full dictatorship and anarchy.
“You may recall that Justice Ojukwu on Thursday 4th of December gave clear ruling ordering the DSS to release Mr. Sowore within 24 hours. An order the DSS carried out some hours after the same day about 7 pm, November 5 only to march back inside a Court Room to re-arrest Sowore today Friday 6 November.
“CTA, therefore, calls all men and women of goodwill and Nigerians to come together not only in condemning this uncalled-for act by the DSS but to call on the government and the National Assembly to protect the rights of citizens and maintain the sanctity of the judiciary and the courts. The DSS must be called to order now before it turns into a monster that may consume all of us,” CTA noted in a statement.