After the statement from the Department of State Services saying that its operatives did not cause commotion at the Federal High Court, Abuja to rearrest Mr. Omoyele Sowore, on Friday, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) has come out to say that the DSS team leader apologized to Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu for their invasion.
According to the respected lawyer, the DSS operatives could not defend their conduct, which is why they apologized to the judge, who had to adjourn cases on her list after the incident.
He said the recent statement from DSS is a self-contradictory press release and a failed attempt to not take the blame.
His words, “By the advantage of information technology, the whole world has placed responsibility for the gangsteric desecration of the court on the DSS.
“The DSS cannot extricate itself from the abominable acts of December 6, 2019.
“When I informed the court that fresh charges were being filed against our clients and that they could be rearrested, the prosecution denied any such plan.
“As soon as the case was adjourned, the DSS pounced on Sowore and caused a disruption of the proceedings of the court.
“Having taken over the court room, Justice Ojukwu hurriedly rose and asked the registrar to adjourn all other cases. “After the learned trial judge had risen for the day, she summoned the heads of the prosecution and defence teams to her chambers.
“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 DSS 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 DSS.
“The judge then directed the officer to withdraw the DSS 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.”
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