Sowore’s travails: Order Judges to boycott all DSS cases, MAD tells CJN



A human rights and good governance advocacy initiative – Make A Difference (MAD) has condemned the invasion of personnel of the Department of State Security ((DSS) the “gestapo invasion and desecration of the court” in a bid to re-arrest Omoyele Sowore who is on .

In a statement by the Advocacy and Communication Director of MAD, Lemmy Ughegbe, the initiative also called on the Chief Justice of Nigeria to rise to the of protecting the sanctity of the court by ordering judges to boycott all cases instituted by the DSS in all courts nationwide. 

Ughegbe said the action of the DSS in court today surpassed the draconianism of the darkest days of Nigeria’s rule.

The statement reads: “The gestapo invasion and    desecration of the court by agents of the Department of State Security (DSS) is a sad and debasing testament of how deeply Nigeria and the people have retrogressed into darker ages worse even than the era.

” I am gutted that the sanctuary of the court would be desecrated by those who should strive to protect . This is depressing.

“And let me hasten to make the point that this affront is not about Sowore, but about the liberty of and constitutional right to dignity and presumed innocence. 

“When law officers and security agents act with such barbaric impudence and insufferable arrogance as though they cannot be called to question action, one cannot but agree with those who say Nigeria is a zoo and we are hyenas, baboons and sundry in


“I the Chief Justice of Nigeria to order the courts nationwide to suspend hearings of all cases brought by DSS until the deviant organisation purges itself of its sins and complies with all orders of courts issued against


“Should the CJN be slow and reluctant in taking necessary steps to protect the temple of justice, he would only be lending more credence to groundswell of public opinion that he was appointed controversially to oversee the demise of the bastion of hope in every


“And we await the reaction of President Muhammadu Buhari whose credentials as a democrat has always in doubt given his antecedence. The ball is in his court.”

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