Falana writes AGF, demands Sowore’s release from DSS custody

Femi Falana, a Human rights lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has written a letter to the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN), seeking to release of Omoyele Sowore, from the custody of the Department of State Services. reported on Friday that the Malami had asked the DSS to submit Sowore’s case file to his office after a courtroom was invaded to arrest the convener of ‘RevolutionNow’ protest.

Falana in a letter dated December 13, 2019, said after two lawyers in the team visited the DSS headquarters in Abuja to demand Sowore’s release but were advised to direct their request to him (Malami).

The letter reads: “Following the announcement of your decision to take over the case of Federal Republic of Nigeria v Omoyele Sowore & Another, two members of the legal defence team visited the headquarters of the State Security Service on December 13, 2019 to demand the immediate release of Sowore from illegal custody”.

“Our colleagues were however advised to direct the request to your office in view of the fact that you have taken over the case from the State Security Service.

“In the light of the foregoing, we hereby request you to use your good offices to direct the State Security Service to release Sowore from custody in line with the order of the Federal High court admitting him to bail pending trial. We are confident that you will not hesitate to grant our request as no court has issued any remand order for his detention.”

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