The Nationwide Human Rights Fee (NHRC) has known as for the arrest and subsequent trial of operatives of the Division of State Providers (DSS) and different safety officers concerned within the invasion of the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja.
The Government Secretary of NHRC, Tony Ojukwu, made the decision in an announcement on Saturday barely a day after some DSS operatives stormed the courtroom.
“The Fee directs all of the related companies of presidency to arrest and check out all legislation enforcement officers concerned within the desecration of the hallowed chambers of the Federal Excessive Courtroom Abuja on Friday sixth Dec 2019 for contempt within the face of the courtroom.
“They need to be tried, and this could function a reminder to all legislation enforcement brokers that they have to obey the legislation in finishing up their legislation enforcement duties,” he stated.
Ojukwu added, “They have to implement the legislation throughout the legislation.
“Impunity by legislation enforcement officers can’t be indulged in our democracy as a result of impunity uproots the very basis of our structure and our democracy.”
The NHRC boss stated the fee watched with dismay the conduct of legislation enforcement officers within the courtroom and condemned it in its entirety.
He reiterated the necessity for legislation enforcement officers to grasp that to qualify as legislation enforcement brokers, they have to to start with be law-abiding and never be above the legislation.
Based on the NHRC boss, as officers paid with taxpayers’ cash, there should be no room for impunity and utter disregard for the structure.
“Our democracy is based on the precept of separation of powers and all residents together with legislation enforcement officers should perceive the implications of that and are enjoined to respect the legislation and the structure within the enforcement of the legislation,” he careworn.
Nevertheless, the try and make the arrested contained in the courtroom was resisted by Sowore and his supporters whereas a scuffle ensued between either side.
Sowore’s lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, who was a part of the group that confronted the safety operatives knowledgeable them that such an operation can’t be carried out in courtroom.
Thereafter, he requested the DSS operatives to exit of the courtroom premises after which he drove Sowore in his car to the DSS workplace the place he was re-arrested and detained.