Senate Committee Postponed Sitting in Court Invasion By DSS Over Lawmaker’s Death

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The Senate committee consented to investigate the incursion of the Federal High Court, Abuja, by operatives of the Department of State Services has suspended hearing into the matter following the death of Senator Ben Uwajumogu.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Opeyemi Bamidele, asked all the stakeholders in the matter to tender their memorandum to the secretariat of the committee within 24 hours.

He further said that the committee was given one week to submit its report. The people that were present at the hearing were Yusuf Bichi (the Director-General of Department of State Services), Dayo Akpata (Solicitor-General of the Federation), Tony Ojukwu (Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission) and defence team led by Abdul Mahmoud representing Femi Falana.

Opeyemi said that the committee had get in touch with John Tsoho, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, and the presiding judge on the case of Omoyele Sowore, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, to avail them the details of what transpired on 6th December, 2019 at the court.

Ahmad Lawan, Senate President, had last week referred the investigation of the invasion of the court by the DSS in attempt to re-arrest Sowore to the committee on judiciary, to find out what happened and report back within a week.

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