I did not visit the Chief Judge over Sowore’s case – AGF
The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami has stressed that he did not visit the Chief, Judge John Tsoho over Mr. Omoyele Sowore’s case but to congratulate him on his confirmation by the Senate as the substantive Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.
Mr. Malami stated this during his courtesy visit to the Federal High Court on Wednesday.
He said: “It is about tradition and not a coincidence but then the truth of the matter is, I’m not here about Sowore’s case. I’m here to visit his lordship to congratulate him over his appointment but one thing about the judicial process, I think it is not the only case that the federal government is involved”.
When asked about the invasion, Mr. Malami said: “What I am certain of is that the government has put in place a mechanism for investigation of the reported incident.”
Recall that the DSS officials invaded a Federal High court on Friday in a bid to rearrest rights activist, Omoyele Sowore.
The Sahara Reporters Publisher had been released Thursday night, after over 100days in detention, based on the order of Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu.
Following the rearrest attempt which has been termed a desecration of court, the government has come under severe criticism for not condemning the invasion and holding the DSS officials accountable.