A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Asiwaju Rotimi Ajanaku, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to as a matter of urgency constitute an independent panel of enquiry to investigate the alleged invasion of court by the operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS), to re-arrest the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr. Omoyele Sowore.
Recall that Sowore was last week re-arrested few hours after he was released by the DSS at a Federal High Court in Abuja.
In a report by DailyPost, Ajanaku while reacting, called on the appropriate authorities to carry out unbias investigation to unravel the mystery behind what he termed as the ‘show of shame which desecrated the nation’s temple of justice’.
The Asiwaju Odo O’dua while speaking with journalists in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital on Tuesday, decried the development and requested that those concerned be brought to book.
He described the court invasion as barbaric and disrespect for the constitution.
Ajanaku said, “While I wouldn’t want to poke nose into a case already in court, it, however, behoves on me to categorically state here that the drama that happened inside the competent court of law on Friday, last week is unacceptable, embarrassing.”
“This could be an act or attempt to disparage the APC led Federal Government and to portray President Muhammad Buhari as unrepentant human rights violator, as well as an apostle of anarchy government.”
Ajanaku cautioned the Federal Government not to succumb to pressure from anyone in the cause of investigation and should not allow the report to be thrown into the dust bin or under the carpet, but ensure that the report is publicly published and that such is the only way to clear the party as well as President Buhari’s names.
“What people failed to realise is the possibility of enemies within. If the allegations against the DSS are found to be true, then no one must be shielded but allow to face the wrath of law.
“One wonders why an agency of the Federal Government that has every instrument to arrest any citizen without causing embarrassment for the nation descended so low to ridicule the entire nation before the international community.”
“Knowing the importance of the case involved and that over 200 million people across the globe were glued either to the television or social media waiting for the pronouncement of the court, the act is unforgivable and action must be taken accordingly.”
“On the other hand, should the allegation of stage-managing the situation levelled by the DSS against Sowore’s group be unveiled to be right, then it should be seen as a criminal act and must be addressed accordingly. So, I believe the presidency should as a matter of urgency constitute an independent panel of enquiry to fish out those behind the ugly incident.”
“It’s stupidity that can make someone to take a sensitive issue of this nature for granted or with levity. The issue has started generating heat both within and outside the country. The respect, dignity, and honour accorded Nigerians living abroad will be affected. Nigeria International Trade will suffer setback, investors from developed nations will be discouraged.
“How do you expect a citizen from a country accused of having no respect for the rule of law to be treated? Already, America has started investigating the issue”.