Lawyer to the embattled presidential hopeful, Omoyele Sowore, Femi Falana (SAN) has written a letter to the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN).This letter is coming few days after Mr.Malami ordered the takeover of the prosecution of Sowore from the Department of State Services, DSS. Falana in the letter requested Mr.Malami to secure the release of Sowore from the custody of the DSS.
Bittertruth Media recalls that operatives of the DSS in a condemnable manner had stormed a courtroom trying to rearrest Sowore. However, in a letter dated December 13 and addressed to the AGF, Falana said a team of lawyers had visited the DSS to get Sowore released but was advised to go through the AGF.
“Following the announcement of your decision to take over the case of Federal Republic of Nigeria v Omoyele Sowore & Another, two members of the legal defence team visited the headquarters of the State Security Service on December 13, 2019 to demand the immediate release of Sowore from illegal custody,” the letter read.
“Our colleagues were however advised to direct the request to your office in view of the fact that you have taken over the case from the State Security Service.
“In the light of the foregoing, we hereby request you to use your good offices to direct the State Security Service to release Sowore from custody in line with the order of the Federal High court admitting him to bail pending trial. We are confident that you will not hesitate to grant our request as no court has issued any remand order for his detention.”
Mr.Sowore is being prosecuted for treasonable felony and money laundering among others.