The Attorney General and Minister of Information, Abubakar Malami, has revealed that the federal government has directed that the incident which occurred involving the Department of States Services (DSS) and the convener of the #RevolutioNow protest, Omoyele Sowore at the Federal High Court be investigated.
Malami was speaking to newsmen after he paid a visit to the Federal High Court Chief Judge, Justice John Tsoho and the President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Benedict Kanyip.
Recall there was a mild drama at the Federal High Court on 6th December where the DSS operatives arrested Sowore just after a court hearing as he was about leaving the court premises.
However, Malami revealed that the purpose of his visit was not to discuss Sowore matter but to congratulate Justice Tsoho over his confirmation as the substantive Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.
He added that Sowore’s case is just one of the numerous cases the Federal Government is interested in investigating, just that there are bigger cases that the government is more interested in for now.
When asked whether he was worried about the conduct of the DSS, Malami disclosed whatever effect the integrity of the Court should worry him, however, he is not interested in pre-empting what he was not witness to as investigation would reveal everything.
He concluded by saying, what he is certain is that the government has set up a mechanism to investigate and report back the incident.
According to the Attorney General, it is about the commitment to the sanctity of the Judiciary, saying as a government they have established a tradition and interest towards the independence of the judiciary.
He added, the Federal Government is committed to the independence of the judiciary and we are looking at the possibility of coming up with an Executive Order to strengthen the judiciary independence.