The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has demanded for the immediate suspension of the Director-General of the Department o3f State Services, DSS, Yusuf Bichi.
The Lawyers Association made this call while reacting to Friday’s invasion of a Federal High Court in Abuja by armed Officials of the DSS.
The Officials disrupted the court proceedings, in their bid to rearrest Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare.
Both Activists who were, in August, arrested for planning a nationwide protest, were released by the DSS, on Thursday night, about 124 days after their arrest.
They had been granted bail by two different Judges, but the DSS refused to release them.
The Agency, however, released them on Thursday, after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu gave the DSS 24 hours to release the Activist, who are being tried for treasonable felony.
They were however rearrested on Friday.
In its statement on Friday, the NBA said that it was “dismayed at the exhibition of primitivity, thuggery, insane passion for lawlessness, contempt and disrespect for the rule of law by the Agents of the Department of State Services, DSS, within the precints of the Federal High Court, Abuja”.
The NBA, therefore made four demands including the “immediate suspension of the Director-General of the Department of State Services from Office.”
“We make this demand bearing in mind the fact that the DSS under his leadership has established itself as a brutish and irresponsible agency that derives immense pleasure from violating the fundamental rights of Nigerians and disrespecting court orders”, Kunle Edun, the National Publicity Secretary of the NBA, said in a statement.
The Association also called for an investigation of the DSS action, as well as a review of the law establishing the Agency.