For the second time in about one month on Thursday, the Division of State Companies did not obey a court docket order directing the discharge of pro-democracy activist and Writer of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore.
The company, which was on Thursday morning served with the most recent ruling of a Federal Excessive Court, Abuja, by the court docket’s bailiff and attorneys to Sowore, acknowledged receipt of the doc however refused to obey the directive.
As on the time of submitting this report, there was no indication that the company was able to honour the court docket order and launch Sowore and Olawale Bakare broadly generally known as Mandate, who had been detained of their custody since August Three and 5, 2019 respectively.
In a precursor to Thursday’s refusal to honour the order issued by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal Excessive Court, Abuja, the DSS turned again the court docket’s bailiff and Sowore’s attorneys on Wednesday at round 4:30pm, claiming that the company couldn’t attend to the doc as a result of they’d closed since 3:30pm.
The staff was requested to return to the ability at 10:00am on Thursday to serve the court docket order.
Nevertheless, a number of hours since acknowledging receipt of the recent order to launch the 2 males, the DSS is refusing to take action regardless of the defendants perfecting their bail situations.
Recall that the DSS additionally flouted an order issued by Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the identical court docket directing it to launch Sowore after he met an preliminary bail situation set.
In his ruling on September 30, Justice Taiwo had requested Sowore to deposit his worldwide passport with the court docket as situation for his launch by the key police whereas setting a date for the graduation of path on the costs introduced in opposition to him by the DSS.
However regardless of assembly that mandate the subsequent day, the key police refused to launch Sowore, as a substitute submitting prices of cash laundering and cyberstalking President Muhammadu Buhari in opposition to him – a growth that has continued to draw condemnation from around the globe.
Sowore was arrested in Lagos within the early hours of August 3, 2019 by the DSS for calling on Nigerians to take to the streets in peaceable demonstrations to demand for a greater nation from the President Buhari-led administration.
The federal government views his motion as able to bringing the regime down and has adopted determined measures to maintain him out of circulation for daring to talk fact to energy.
In latest instances, the DSS has earned a infamous repute for flouting court docket orders by persevering with to carry on to all these perceived to staunch critics of President Buhari’s regime.