AGF takes over Sowore's case from the DSS

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The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, ABUBAKAR MALAMI has taken over the case against the #RevolutionNow protests convener, OMOYELE SOWORE, from the Department of State Services, DSS.

Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations to the Minister of Justice, UMAR GWANDU made this known in a statement circulated in the media.

The statement referred to a December 11, 2019 letter sent on behalf of the AGF.

The statement says the Solicitor-General of the Federation, DAYO APATA in a letter to the Director-General of DSS, YUSUF BICHI demanded that the case file of SOWORE be transferred to the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation.

APATA, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria who doubles as the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, said the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice upon a further review of the case, has directed the immediate takeover of the prosecution of all charges in respect of OMOYOLE SOWORE by the Federal Ministry of Justice, in line with the provisions of Sections 150 and 174 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

The letter requested the Director forward all the case files with immediate effect which is aimed at ensuring speedy completion of the case.


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