Why I can’t order Sowore’s release ― Malami tells Falana

Why I can’t order Sowore’s release ― Malami tells Falana


The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has told human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, that he lacks the power to release convener of the #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore.

Malami said this in response to a formal request by Falana, lead defence Counsel to Sowore who is currently being detained by the DSS, asking the AGF to release his Client, following a decision by Malami to withdraw Sowore’s case from DSS custody.

But Malami declared that the “Federal Government is guided by extant laws and tradition of the law in handling legal matters and related limitations.

The AGF stated this in a statement released on Monday titled “FG guided by extant laws, court tradition.”

“When parties submit their issues for determination to a court of law, they lack exclusivity of decision over such issues without recourse to the court.

“We remain guided by the established tradition and will not take a unilateral decision without recourse to the rule of law,” he reaffirmed.

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