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Sowore: DSS Court Invasion Is A New Low – Nigerians React

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Nigerians across the globe have reacted to the purported invasion of the court by men from the Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday to effect the arrest of Omoyele Sowore.

Omoyele Sowore is the Nigerian activist and convener of RevolutionNow, a mass protest organised to demand for good governance on the part of the government.

Sowore was arrested in the early hours of August 3, 2019 the day the protest was scheduled to hold.

He was released, according to multiple media sources at 7.15 pm on Thursday December 5, 2019, after spending four months in DSS custody.

Sowore appeared for his hearing on Friday and after his case has been heard, men of the DSS allegedly invaded the courtroom to effect his arrest which resulted into pandemonium and hurried adjournment of court session by trial judge for the next case that was called after that of Sowore.

Since then Nigerians worldwide and from all walks of life have been reacting to the purported desecration of the judiciary, an independent arm of government by the DSS.

Some have criticised the action, describing it as the lowest Nigeria can go in terms of lack of respect for the rule of law.

The lead defence lawyer, Femi Falana, was quoted as saying that “we either run this country on the platform of rule of law, or we all resort to gangsterism…

Yet there were others who felt that Sowore’s injury was self-afflicted having attempted to overthrow a validly elected government.

Here are some of the reactions: