I can’t tell DSS to release Sowore – Attorney General, Abubakar Malami Affirms


Following the letter addressed to the Attorney general of the federation and minister of Justice Abubakar Malami by human right lawyer Femi Falana on the immediate release of the convener Revolutionnow protest Omoyele Sowore.

Abubakar  Malami  stated  on Monday 16 that  he could not ask the Department of State Service (DSS)  to release Omoyele Sowore from custody.

Contained in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Gwandu, Malami said that he could not take a unilateral decision on the release of Sowore without recourse to the court.

The statement appears to be or is the response to a letter by Sowore’s lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN).

Falana sent a letter to AGF on Friday to demand the release of Omoyele  Sowore  from DSS custody.

The minister said in a statement  issued by Umar Gwandu, “When parties submit their issues for determination to a court of law, they lack exclusivity of decision over such issues without recourse to the court. We remain guided by the established tradition and will not take unilateral decision without recourse to the rule of law”.

Sowore was rearrested on December 6 within the premises of the  the Federal High Court in Abuja by the operatives of the DSS, the action  has since attracted a wide spread  condemnation.