The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has taken over the trial of Omoyele Sowore from the Department of State Services.
In a statement by the Special Assistant to the AGF on Media and Public Relations, Umar Gwandu, the order is part of deliberate efforts to probe emerging issues related to the recent issues in Mr Sowore’s case and for speedy dispensation of justice.
The statement which was signed by the Solicitor-General of the Federation Dayo Akpata reads:
“The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice upon a further review of the case has directed the immediate takeover of the prosecution of all charges in respect of Omoyole Sowore by the Federal Ministry of Justice in line with the provisions of Sections 150(1) and 174 (1) (a-c) of the
1999 Constitution (as amended).”
The letter sent to the Director of DSS in Abuja, requested the prompt transfer of all the case files in respect of Mr Sowore to the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
You would recall that an unusual scene played out at the Federal High Court in Abuja last week where the operatives of the DSS invaded the court in a bid to rearrest Mr Sowore after the court had set him free.