Sowore: AGF Malami orders DSS to stop trial, takes over case file


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Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami has directed the immediate takeover of charges filed against Omoyele Sowore by Department of State Service (DSS) 

The AGF made this known in a statement released by Dr. Umar Gwandu, his media aide.

“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(1) and 174 (1) (a-c) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended),” said Dr. Umar Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations.

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“As part of deliberate efforts to probe emerging issues related to the recent imbroglio related to Omoyele Sowore’s case and for speedy dispensation of justice, the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice has requested that the case file in respect of charge pending before the Federal High Court, Abuja be forwarded to his office”.

According to the statement, the formal letter requesting the transfer of Sowore’s case had already been sent to the DSS office on Dec 11, 2019. The letter was addressed to Yusuf Bichi, Director-General DSS.

The letter which was signed by the Dayo Apata (SAN), Solicitor General of the Federation and the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice referenced another letter earlier sent from the DSS on Sep 9, 2019.

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