A mild drama ensued at the Federal High Court in Abuja when about 15 operatives of the Department of State Services rearrested Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare.
It was reported that operatives of the DSS invaded the courtroom to effect the arrest which disrupted the proceedings of presiding Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, who was consequently forced to adjourn pending cases on her list for the day.
The development disrupted the proceedings which Justice Ojukwu was conducting after Sowore’s case was adjourned.
Justice Ifeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court had, on Thursday, December 5, 2019, directed the secret police to release Sowore within 24hours.
Ojukwu also fined the DSS the sum of N100,000 for delaying to serve the defence counsel with the additional proof of evidence in the ongoing trial of Sowore and Olawale Bakare, who was also arrested over the planned protests.
Prior to his freedom yesterday, Sowore has been in the custody of the secret police since his arrest on August 3, 2019.