Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) has told the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), to withdraw all criminal charges against his clients, Mr. Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare.
In a recent statement, Femi revealed that there was no proof to have them convicted.
This was his reaction to an announcement by the AGF office on Friday that a letter was sent to the Department of State Services to end the case involving Sowore and send the files to his office.
According to Falana, despite the order by the AGF, the DSS are still trying to find evidence to file new charges against his clients.
His words, “Convinced that the pending case would collapse like a pack of cards, the SSS is currently fishing for evidence to nail Sowore.
“In spite of the directive of the AGF to hands over the case, the SSS subjected Sowore to a four-hour interrogation yesterday (December 12, 2019).
“The entire interrogation pertained to Sowore’s alleged links with the proscribed Boko Haram sect, IPOB, and IMN which he vehemently denied.
“At Sowore’s instance a member of the legal defence team, Mr. Abubakar Marshal, witnessed the marathon interrogation. The plan is to charge Sowore with terrorism as a follow-up to the unsubstantiated allegations of a presidential media aide.
“In the light of the foregoing, we urge the AGF to file a nolle prosequi motion to end the macabre dance which has exposed the country to avoidable embarrassment.”
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Femi Falana SAN (born 20 May 1958) is a Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist. He contested and lost the governorship election of Ekiti State in 2007 on the platform of the National Conscience Party, a party he served as National Chairman in 2011.
He is the father of Falz, a popular Nigerian rapper, singer, online comedian and actor; and husband to Nigerian women’s rights activist Funmi Falana. He belongs to many professional bodies: West African Bar Association, Member, Nigerian Bar Association and Member, West African Bar Association, Member, Pan African Lawyers Union and Member, International Bar Association.