The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, says the Federal Government has ordered an investigation into the Friday invasion of the Federal High Court, Abuja, by the operatives of the Department of State Service.
The DSS, in an attempt to re-arrest the RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore, had invaded the court, during which the judge fled the scene.
Malami spoke to reporters at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday, after paying a courtesy visit to the Chief Judge of the court, Justice John Tsoho.
He dodged question on the reason for Sowore’s re-arrest, which had drawn criticisms locally and internationally.
Responding to questions from reporters, Malami said he did not visit the Chief Judge over Sowore’s issue, but to congratulate him on his confirmation by the Senate as the substantive Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.
When asked if he was not dismayed by the DSS’ conduct, he said, “Whatever affects the integrity of the court is a worrisome issue for us. “I can never be preemptive of an incident over which I was not a live witness to.”
Adding, “But one thing I am certain of is that the government has put in place mechanism for investigation of the reported incident.
“So, I would not like to be preemptive in terms of a conclusion, one way or the other, without allowing the consummation and conclusion of the investigation process.”