Senate Committee on Judiciary Human Rights and Legal Matters on Thursday ordered the Department of State Service (DSS), the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubarkar Malami, Femi Falana(SAN), Counsel for the detained #Revolutionnow Campaigner, Omoyele Sowore to submit their Memorandum to the Committee secretariate within 24 hours over alleged invasion of a courtroom.
Others expected to submit Memorandum to the Senate Panel are the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Barrister Tony Ojukwu, Office of the Chief Judge of Federal High Court and the presiding Judge at the time of the alleged invasion, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu.
Giving the directive, the Chairman of the Senate Committee, Michael Opeyemi Bamidele stated that the panel was unable to proceed with the scheduled investigative hearing after the Senate had suspended all activities in honour of Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu who slumped and died in Abuja on Wednesday.
” We are not able to proceed with the hearing because we lost one of our colleagues yesterday. He was on the floor of the Senate two days ago. We need to show concern for the Departed soul. Therefore avail us with memorandum within 24 hours. We have contacted the Office of the Chief of the High Court to give us perspective if what happened including the presiding judge”. We’ll like to have the memoranda before the close of work on Friday”.
Present at the hearing were the Director-General, DSS, Yusuf Bichi, the Solicitor-General of the Federation, Dayo Apata, a representative from Falana Chamber.
DSS operatives had allegedly invaded the Federal High Court in Abuja to rearrest the Journalist and publisher of Sahara Reporter, Sowore few hours after he was released.