Despite AGF's directive, DSS is currently looking for evidence to nail Sowore - Falana
Femi Falana has accused the Department of State Services (DSS) of looking for evidence to nail Omoyele Sowore in spite of report of Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami taking over the case.
The human rights activist said Sowore was subjected to a 4-hour interrogation on Thursday December 12, by the DSS which was witnessed by a member of the #RevolutionNow converner's legal team Mr. Abubakar Marshal.
Falana disclosed that the entire interrogation pertained to Sowore’s alleged links with the proscribed Boko Haram sect, IPOB, and IMN. He also insisted that the AGF is not taking over the case because he (AGF) was the one that filed a case against Sowore before it was transferred to Hassan Liman, the prosecuting counsel.
“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.”