SAN FRANCISCO, December 06, (THEWILL) – The Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday attempted to rearrest the convener of #RevolutionNow Protest, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, within the courtroom.
The DSS had released the two men hours after the judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, ordered the the agency to release them within 24 hours in line with the bail granted them by the court.
Earlier at the Friday’s proceedings, the judge and the defence counsel had commended the DSS for complying with the court’s order.
By an agreement between the Mr. Femi Falana-led defence team and the Liman Hassan-led prosecution team, the matter was adjourned till February 11 for the commencement of trial.
But shortly after the court clerk called the next case and people started leaving the courtrooms, DSS operatives numbering about 15 started making some moves towards Sowore and Bakare who turned back and made a fast pace back to the courtroom.
The development led to a commotion which forced the judge who was handling the next case to immediately suspend sitting and receded to her chambers.
The situation has not changed as of the time of filing this report as Sowore, Bakare and the DSS operatives remained in the courtroom.