DSS Plotting to Pin Terrorism Charges Against Sowore – Falana

Femi Falana, the leader of the legal team representing the convener of RevolutionNow Protest, Omoyele Sowore, has reacted to the taking over the case of his client by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami.

According to Falana, who is also a human right lawyer, 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.

He added that Malami taking over the case is in view of the violent invasion of the court by armed operatives of the State Secret Service (SSS). He further explained that the AGF has decided to sack the prosecution team and have the case prosecuted by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

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“Having been advised that Sowore cannot be convicted based on the proof of evidence filed in court, the sss has refused to make the statements of the prosecution witnesses 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.

According to Falana, at Sowore’s instance, a member of the legal defense team Abubakar Marshal witnessed the marathon interrogation.

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“The SSS plans to charge Sowore with terrorism in line with the unsubstituted allegations of presidential media aides.

“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.”

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