FG orders probe of DSS’ court invasion


FEDERAL Government has ordered an investigation into last Friday invasion of Federal High Court, Abuja, by Department of State Service (DSS) operatives.

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, stated this yesterday while fielding questions from newsmen at Federal High Court, Abuja, premises after a courtesy visit to Chief Judge of the court, Justice John Tsoho.

According to Malami, though he did not visit Tsoho over Sowore’s case but to congratulate him on his confirmation by Senate as substantive Chief Judge of Federal High Court, he would use the forum to tell Nigerians that a probe will be launched into the matter.

“Whatever affects the integrity of the court is a worrisome issue for us. I can never be preemptive of an incident over which I was not a live witness to. But one thing I am certain of is that the government has put in place mechanism for investigation of the reported incident.

So, I would not like to be preemptive in terms of a conclusion, one way or the other, without allowing the consummation and conclusion of the investigation process,” Malami said.

It will be recalled that invading the court to re-arrest the presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC) in the February 2019 general election, Omoyele Sowore, by DSS operatives sparked local and international furore.



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