Contrary to the statement released by the Department of State Services, DSS, who claimed that the presiding Judge in Sowore’s case was not forced out of the courtroom, Femi Falana SAN, Sowore’s leading counsel , has disclosed that DSS team leader has secretly tendered its apology to the judge.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu had forcefully adorned all the cases on her cause list on Friday, after DSS operatives stormed the court in an attempt to rearrest Omoyele Sowore.
According to credible reports, DSS has disrupted the court sitting, causing chaos which led the judge to leave for her safety.
According to Falana, DSS operatives were unable to justify their actions and despite their statement which said that the judge retired to her chambers peacefully still went ahead to tender an apology.
Falana said that their statement was “self contradictory” and a cheap move to escape being accountable“for the armed invasion of the Federal High Court, Abuja Judicial Division, in general, and the desecration of Court No 7 of Hon. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu in particular, as well as the illegal rearrest of Omoyele Sowore,”
“By the advantage of information technology, the whole world has placed responsibility for the gangsteric desecration of the court on the DSS.
“The DSS cannot extricate itself from the abominable acts of December 6, 2019.
“When I informed the court that fresh charges were being filed against our clients and that they could be rearrested, the prosecution denied any such plan.
“As soon as the case was adjourned, the DSS pounced on Sowore and caused a disruption of the proceedings of the court.
“Having taken over the court room, Justice Ojukwu hurriedly rose and asked the registrar to adjourn all other cases.
“After the learned trial judge had risen for the day, she summoned the heads of the prosecution and defence teams to her chambers.
“When the lead prosecutor, Dr. Liman Hassan (SAN), denied knowledge of the invasion of her court, she directed him to invite the head of the DSS team in the court.
“When challenged to justify the invasion of the court, the officer could not.
“He apologised to Justice Ojukwu on behalf of the DSS.
“The judge then directed the officer to withdraw the DSS operatives from the court room.
“The directive was complied with, as the operatives withdrew from the court room but rushed out to join their colleagues who had taken over the entire court house.”