Former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has condemned the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the RevolutionNow Movement and his ally Olawale Bakare on Friday.
Operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS had invaded the Federal High Court Abuja shortly after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu adjourned hearing in the case of treason preferred against the two, to February 2020.
The Re-arrest happened less than a day after Sowore and Bakare were released by the DSS after Justice Ojukwu ordered for their release within 24 hours.
Reacting on Twitter, Ezekwesilli wrote, “President @MBuhari, the whole world is watching the video of officials of the State Security Service which you directly supervise, brutally violate the constitutional rights of a citizen @YeleSowore inside a court and desecrated our Judiciary- an independent arm of government.
“I urge my fellow citizens who are reasonable enough to know that today’s episode amounts to full aggression against the Judiciary by the Executive arm of @MBuhari and portends an extremely dangerous development. We must all stand to defend our hard-won Democracy. We must.”