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Atiku Reacts To Rearrest Of Sowore

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has condemned the coordination of the DSS in rearresting Omoyele Sowore.

Atiku made this condemnation on his verified Twitter handle.

While condemning the actions of the DSS, disrupting court sitting, Atiku added that such had never happened in the history of Nigeria.

“Today, I am in extreme anguish of spirit having watched the unfortunate drama that played itself out at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, in which agents of the state caused a commotion in court in order to frustrate a judgment of a court of competent authority.

“Never in the history of Nigerian democracy has a judge been treated in such a disdainful and brazen attack on not just her person and office, but on the entire judiciary. This is unacceptable. It is a rape on the sanctity of the court.

“Nigeria is not a dictatorship. We are a democracy, no matter how inconvenient this fact is to the powers that have forced themselves on us.”

Atiku called for inquiry in fishing out those who were involved in the maltreatment meted on the judge whose sitting was disrupted.

“I call for an immediate inquiry to be set up to identify those responsible for the maltreatment meted out to Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu and the desecration of her court, and indeed the Nigerian judiciary. They must be sanctioned to the highest extent permissible by our laws.”

The former vice president also call on concerned persons to always respect court orders.

“I further call for all law enforcement agencies in Nigeria to immediately respect not just the court order made by Justice Ojukwu, but the order of any court in Nigeria, on any detainee, be it Omoyele Sowore, Sambo Dasuki or Ibrahim Zakzaky, among others.”

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