Body of Senior Advocates condemns SSS court invasion, demands independent investigation


A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Onomigbo Okpoko, on Thursday, said Friday’s invasion of the Federal High Court and similar ones in the last three years point to a disregard for the rule of law and the judiciary.

The senior counsel said this while delivering a speech at a special valedictory court session to mark the retirement of Justice Kumai Aka’ahs from the Supreme Court.

Mr Okpoko represented the Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria at the event, which was held at the headquarters of the Supreme Court in Abuja.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how SSS officials invaded the court on Friday in a bid to rearrest an activist, Omoyele Sowore.

Mr Sowore had been released Thursday night, after 124 days in detention, based on the order of Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu.

Mr Sowore, the publisher of…



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