The Attorney General of the Federation and the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, and the Director-General of the Department of State Service, DSS, Yusuf Bichi, have both been summoned by the Federal High Court Abuja, over the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore in DSS custody.
Justice Inyang Ekwo in a bench ruling delivered on Tuesday ordered the duo to appear and show cause why it should not direct the unconditional release of Sowore from detention.
Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Bakare, had filed a lawsuit against the duos over the alleged gross violation of their constitutionally guaranteed fundamental rights.
Sowore is also praying the court for the sum of N1billion as general and aggravated damages for their breached rights to personal liberty, dignity of person, fair hearing, family life, freedom of association and freedom of movement
Additionally, the applicants are praying the court for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the Respondents from further violating their rights, the Applicants demanded for a public apology in five national dailies.
During the court sitting on Tuesday, counsel to the Applicants, Marshal Abubakar, who is from chambers of Mr Femi Falana, SAN, notified the court of a fresh ex-parte motion for Sowore to either be released from detention or produced by the DSS.