By Ike A. Offor
There was drama of epic phenomenon as the personel of the Department of State Security, DSS attempted to rearrest the convener of Revolutionnow and the CEO of Sahara Reporters, who was also the presidential candidate for AAC in the last presidential election, Mr Omoyele Sowore at Abuja High Court today.
The drama has been given much thoughts by Nigerians on what has become the weight of the decisions by the Judiciary, and the power of the executive to use state appartuses to harrass civilians in contravention to court decisions.
Sowore was being dragged by the officials of the DSS while his lawyers and supporters of Revolutionnow opposed with strong resistence the re-arrest attempt by the DSS officers.
Sowore in his words called the action of the DSS, ‘ an assasination attempt on his life before the High Court judge. It was alleged also that the Judge was chased by the DSS officials while she took to her heels and lost her wig, and her shoes in the process. He was at the ended rearrested and taken back into DSS detention and he will be dragged back to court for bail once again.
This is what has become of the judiciary under the leadership of Muhammadu Buhari where he has led the fight to show that the judges, the court are not to be respected, which has led to this sort of behaviour inside a court room.
Many Nigerians expressed shock at the manner the Judge and Sowore were treated in the courtroom today. The issue is very serious that the Judge had to run away to save her life and lost her wig and shoes along the way.
Clearly, the DSS has been made an apparatus to be used to harrass, disobey the court and do whatever they are directed from above to done to anyone anywhere and anytime. The court is no more respected and so are the judges and their orders and decsions.
The president candidate of the strongest opposition party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has condemn the action by the DSS in what he called the desecration of the sanctity of the courtroom.
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