Sowore: NBA wants NASS to commence impeachment proceedings against Buhari  

Sowore: NBA wants NASS to commence impeachment proceedings against Buhari  

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA has asked the National Assembly to commence impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari if he fails t

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The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA has asked the National Assembly to commence impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari if he fails to sack the Director-General of the DSS, Mr Bichi, with respect to the desecration of the court by DSS operatives on Friday.

Through its official Twitter page, @NigBarAssoc, the association said a “responsible National Assembly” should pass a resolution requesting the immediate sacking of Bichi. However, if the President fails to sack Bichi, the NBA said the National Assembly would need to start impeachment proceedings against Buhari.

“The DSS is under the direct control of @MBuhari. A responsible @nassnigeria should pass a resolution requesting the immediate sacking of the DSS DG and other agents found culpable. If the President refuses to abide by the same, NASS should commence impeachment proceedings. #SoworeInDanger,” the NBA wrote.

On Friday, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) attempted to re-arrest the convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare inside the courtroom of a Federal High Court in Abuja. The situation turned rowdy as Sowore’s supporters shielded him from the DSS operatives. Attempt to re-arrest Sowore comes barely 24 hours after his release.

Sowore and Bakare were released at exactly 7:15 pm on Thursday, hours after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja expressed displeasure over their continued detention by the agency. Subsequently, Ojukwu ordered that the defendants be released within the next 24 hours and adjourned the case till Friday, December 6, for a report of compliance.

Sowore, a presidential candidate in the February 2019 elections, was arrested on August 3, just days to a planned protest tagged #revolutionnow against “bad governance” in the country. Both he and his co-defendant are facing seven counts bordering on conspiracy to commit treasonable felony in breach of Section 516 of the Criminal Code Act, money laundering and cybercrimes, among others.

They pleaded not guilty to the charge and were granted bail on October 4, in the sum of N100m and N50m respectively with two sureties in like sum.