Tofowomo condemns DSS invasion of courtroom to re-arrest Omoyele Sowore

Tofowomo condemns DSS invasion of courtroom to re-arrest Omoyele Sowore

The Senator representing Ondo South Senatorial district, Nicholas Tofowomo has condemned the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore by the personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) inside the courtroom on Friday.

Sowore was arrested  where Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu was presiding.

Tofowomo said the manner in which the court and her premises was invaded  by men of the DSS to re-arrest Sowore and Bakare over alleged fresh charges, was a gross transgression on constitutionalism and a profane of the hallowed courtroom.

Tofowomo in a statement issued by his Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Akinrinlola Olumide, advised  DSS officials to act professionally within the confine of the law.

The statement added, ”The DSS should be more interested in proving the allegations they leveled against both of them. Whatever fresh charges could have been included through a mere application for amendment of their charge sheet before the court.

“Sowore is from my state and as much as I know, he is not a terrorist and does not have any criminal record in the past. The invasion of the courtroom to re-arrest him was unnecessary.

” I, therefore, appeal to men of the DSS to change their approach to remove their reproach, especially while carrying out their official duties in any case, because power transcends from one political dispensation to the other. 

“I also call on DSS, to as a matter of urgency, release Sowore immediately. They should know that our actions and inactions can determine our tomorrow”.