The directive issued by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami taking over Sowore’s case has fallen on deaf ears, Sowore’s lawyer Femi Falana opined that the Department of state services (DSS) are looking for fresh evidence to nail the activist.
According to him, Sowore was interrogated for 4 hours on Thursday December 12, by anti-graft agency witnessed by a member of the #RevolutionNow converner’s legal team Mr. Abubakar Marshal.
Also according to him, the AGF, Abubakar Malami is not taking over the case because he (Malami) was the one that farmed it out to Dr. Hassan Liman SAN, the prosecuting counsel.
The human right’s lawyer said that the interrogation centered on Sowore’s alleged links with the terror group, Boko Haram sect, IPOB, and IMN.
His full statement: “It is not a take over because it was the AGF that filed the Sowore’s case and farmed it out to Dr. Hassan Liman SAN.
“But in view of the violent invasion of the court by armed operatives of the SSS, the AGF has decided to sack the prosecution team and have the case prosecuted by the DPP.
“Having been advised that Sowore cannot be convicted on the basis of the proof of evidence filed in court, the sss has refused to make the statements of the prosecution witnesess available to the defendants as ordered by the trial court.
“Hence, hearing in the case has been adjourned to February 20, 2020 at the instance of the Prosecution.
“Convinced that the pending case would collapse like a pack of cards, the sss is currently fishing for evidence to nail Sowore. In spite of the directive of the AGF to take over the case the sss subjected Sowore to a 4-hour interrogation yesterday (12/12/19).
“The entire interrogation pertained to Sowore’s alleged links with the proscribed Boko Haram sect, IPOB, and IMN which he vehemently denied. At Sowore’s instance a member of the legal defence team, Mr. Abubakar Marshal witnessed the marathon interrogation.
“In view of the foregoing we urge the Agf to file a nolle prosequi motion without any further delay to end the macabre dance which has exposed the country to avoidable embarrassment.”
Earlier, The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has took over the case of the convener Revolutionnnow movement Omoyele Sowore from the state security service (SSS).
The letter sent to the DSS was dated December 11th:
“The Honourable 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)”.