The Nigerian Senate has mandated its Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters to investigate the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court Abuja by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) to re-arrest Omoyele Sowore during his trial.
Founder of Saharareporters and convener of #RevolutionNow Omoyele Sowore’s trial was allegedly interupted by the invasion of DSS in the Federal High Court, Abuja to re-arrest him, which is said to be a disregard to the rule of law which Nigeria abides by.
The Senate reached this resolution after a point of order moved by the Senator representing Ekiti Central, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele. Senator Bamidele coming under order 43 of the Senate Standing Rules, drew the attention of the upper chamber to the alleged invasion of a Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu.
While commenting, Opeyemi called on the Senate to mandate its committee on National Security and Intelligence to investigate the matter to enable the upper chamber draw conclusion based on facts.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said since the matter concerned the judiciary, the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters chaired by Senator Bamidele should investigate the matter and report back to members of the house within one week.