Malami: Govt opens probe into Sowore-DSS incident

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The Federal Government has commenced investigation into last Friday’s incident between operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) and Convener, #RevolutionNow protest Omoyele Sowore at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, stated this on Wednesday after he visited the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho and the President of National Industrial Court of Nigeria Benedict Kanyip.

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He said his visit to the Chief Judge was not over Sowore’s case but to congratulate Justice Tsoho on his confirmation by the Senate as the substantive Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.

Malami said: “(Sowore’s case) is not the only case that the Federal Government is involved in. We have multiple cases and more serious cases than that of Sowore pending.

“Generally, the case of Sowore is certainly not an exception. So, I cannot be here for an exclusive case,” he said.

Asked if he was worried by the DSS’ conduct, Malami said, “Whatever affects the integrity of the court is a worrisome issue for us.

“But then, I can never be preemptive of an incident over which I was not a live witness.

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