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Sowore’s re-arrest while on trial is treason against constitution- CUPP

By Olawale Abdul-Fatah

The Nigerian Opposition Coalition, CUPP has condemned the Department of State Security (DSS) attack on Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu and Convener of RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore inside the Federal High Court while his trial was on.

CUPP added that the serenity as well as sanctity of the Court was utterly desecrated by the men of the SSS who believing they are above the law launched their attack even while the Court was in session.

According to CUPP, the arrest of Sowore right inside the Court room while trial was on is treason against constitutional governance.

In a statement signed on Friday by its Spokesperson, Ikenga Ugochinyere, described the attack as the worst level of contemptuous act ever witnessed in Nigeria’s democracy and could not have happened without express approval and backing of the Presidency. It has formally announced the total collapse of democracy and constitutionality and ushered in a descent into totalitarianism, anarchy and despotism. Nigeria is now officially a Police State.

“This very attack is worse and graver than the barricading of the National Assembly for which a former Director General of the SSS was summarily sacked. The Court is the Temple of Justice. It is ordinarily the inner Chamber of civility that even the military in their decades of rule in Nigeria could not suppress. If the Presidency will claim it did not directly approve the desecration of the Federal High Court in session, we call for the immediate sack of all the officers of the SSS involved in this show of shame and for them including their superiors who gave the order to be docked immediately for the contempt in facie curie and sentenced appropriately.

“While we note that this type of action can only happen where the Executive does not have respect for the judiciary, its leadership, structure and powers, we shall however await the comments and position of the Chief Justice of Nigeria before we take a more formal position on this abomination”.

By Olawale Abdul-Fatah

The Nigerian Opposition Coalition, CUPP has condemned the Department of State Security (DSS) attack on Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu and Convener of RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore inside the Federal High Court while his trial was on.
CUPP added that the serenity as well as sanctity of the Court was utterly desecrated by the men of the SSS who believing they are above the law launched their attack even while the Court was in session.
According to CUPP, the arrest of Sowore right inside the Court room while trial was on is treason against constitutional governance.
In a statement signed on Friday by its Spokesperson, Ikenga Ugochinyere, described the attack as the worst level of contemptuous act ever witnessed in Nigeria’s democracy and could not have happened without express approval and backing of the Presidency. It has formally announced the total collapse of democracy and constitutionality and ushered in a descent into totalitarianism, anarchy and despotism. Nigeria is now officially a Police State.
“This very attack is worse and graver than the barricading of the National Assembly for which a former Director General of the SSS was summarily sacked. The Court is the Temple of Justice. It is ordinarily the inner Chamber of civility that even the military in their decades of rule in Nigeria could not suppress. If the Presidency will claim it did not directly approve the desecration of the Federal High Court in session, we call for the immediate sack of all the officers of the SSS involved in this show of shame and for them including their superiors who gave the order to be docked immediately for the contempt in facie curie and sentenced appropriately.
“While we note that this type of action can only happen where the Executive does not have respect for the judiciary, its leadership, structure and powers, we shall however await the comments and position of the Chief Justice of Nigeria before we take a more formal position on this abomination”.

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