Browsing: Femi Falana

He said the erroneous assertion of Falana on the process of disbursement and use of recovered stolen funds based on the provisions of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission Act and Section 153 (1) (n) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended, depicts a rash analysis devoid of clear legal foundations.

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said the U-turn made by legal icon, Femi Falana, justified Federal Government’s stance that the establishment of the operation of “Amotekun” was illegal.

Sowore, in a motion ex-parte number: FHC/ABJ/CS/1409/19, filed by his lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, before Justice Inyang Ekwo, demanded for unconditional release in pursuance of the release order made by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu on November 6.

Our attention has been drawn to the self contradictory press release of the SSS in which an unsuccessful attempt was made to absolve itself of responsibility for the armed invasion of the Federal High Court, Abuja Judicial Division, in general, and the desecration of Court No 7 of Hon. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu in particular as well as the illegal rearrest of Omoyele Sowore.

As earlier reported, the operatives of the DSS had stormed the Federal High Court, where Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu was presiding, in the early hours of Friday

The PF in a communique issued after a session of members where the organisation reviewed the current state of the nation in Lagos last weekend, noted that Nigeria, the largest economy in Africa and the ECOWAS sub-region, has played a critical in supporting the member states.

It is instructive that the Abuja court held that since the charges of terrorism had already been filed against Sowore, he must deposit his international passport and other travel documents to the court to guarantee his availability for trial, an indication of the risks to national security and evasion of justice

Falana made the remark in an interview with newsmen shortly after Justice Nkeonye Maha of the Federal High Court, Abuja refused to grant a motion filed to challenge the detention of Sowore, Convener, #RevolutionNow protests, for 45 days by the Department of State Services.