Breaking: One week after DSS’ court invasion, AGF takes charge of Sowore’s case

The drama that ensued between Sowore and DSS Operatives

Following widespread condemnation amidst uncertainties, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), has asked the Department of State Services () to hands off the case against the #RevolutionNow protests convener, Omoyele Sowore .

A statement by the minister’s Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Gwandu, which confirmed this on Friday referred to a December 11, 2019 letter sent on behalf of the AGF by the Solicitor-General of the Federation, Mr. Dayo Apata (SAN), to the Director-General of , Yusuf Bichi, directing the security agency to “promptly forward all the case files” to the AGF office.

The letter by Apata, who doubles as the , Federal , was a response to a September 9, 2019 letter sent to the AGF.

The statement reads, “The Solicitor-General of the Federation and the , Federal , Dayo Apata, SAN, who signed the letter, referred to a letter from the office on September 9, 2019.”

It quoted Apata’s letter as stating that “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 , in line with the provisions of Sections 150(1) and 174 (1) (a-c) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).”

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