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Nigeria: Court Threatens To Jail DSS Boss Over Continued Detention of Sowore, Mandate

President Buhari & DSS Boss Yusuf Bichi
All the tales by Nigeria's DSS that no one came to get his bail and the expensive joke that Omoyele Sowore could get hit by a car because of the huge crowd that came to effect his release are all balderdash as Nigerian court threatens on Monday to jail the Director-General of Department of State Services ' Boss, Yusuf Bichi over continued detention of Sowore, Olawale Bakare (Mandate)

The Image of the Judiciary as the third organ of government has been battered and greatly undermined and subverted under the Buhari led administration of impunities as the courts pronouncements hold no water most especially when they against the interest of the regime. No respect for the rules of law.
To be an advocate for truth, fairness and justice is a crime in Nigeria, especially under this current regime that has little or no regards for the rules of law and fundermental human rights of the citizens. It’s been 115 days since Journalist, Human Rights Activist, and Pro-democracy Campaigner, Omoyele Sowore @YeleSowore was unjustly abducted. He remains arbitrarily detained to this day.

The court had on November 6, 2019 ordered the release of the activists after they met their bail conditions. A notice of consequence of disobedience of court order (Form 48) marked FHC/ABJ/CR/235/2019 obtained by SaharaReporters was served on Bichi by the court’s bailiff.

Again on Monday, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja threatened to imprison the DSS Bos over the agency’s refusal to release detained activists  Sowore and  Mandate.

According to Saharareporters: The court document reads, “Take notice that unless you obey the directions contained in this court order of the Federal High Court, Abuja, made on November 6, 2019 which ordered you to release the defendants/applicants in suit no: FHC /ABJ /CR/ 235/2019 forthwith, you will be guilty of contempt of court and will be liable to be committed to prison.

Sowore & Mandate
“This court has been informed that you are yet to comply with the lawful order of the court by refusing to release the defendants/applicants namely Omoyele Stephen Sowore and Olawale Adebayo (Mandate) in your custody.

“You are hereby directed to comply with the court order forthwith or you will be guilty of contempt of court.”

Sowore, famed globally for exposing Nigeria's corrupt politicians, was arrested in Lagos on August 3, 2019 for calling on Nigerians to take to the streets in peaceful demonstrations to demand a better country from the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The government is accusing him of insulting Buhari and planning to bring down his regime – charges observers around the world have described as baseless.

Despite two separate orders by the Federal High Court in Abuja directing his release after meeting stringent bail conditions, the DSS has refused to release Sowore, casting a huge shadow over the human rights record of Buhari’s regime.

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