Mike Ozekhome has commended the Federal High Court in Abuja which ruled on Tuesday for the release of detained Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore.
Reacting to the ruling, Mike Ozekhome advised the Attorney-General General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to terminate the trial by invoking his powers under Section 174 of Nigeria’s constitution.
In a statement, he said: “My advice to the government is that they should honourably discontinue this case forthwith.
“The Attorney-General of the Federation under Section 174 of the constitution can l, take up, charge and terminate any criminal proceedings against any person.
“He can use his powers at this point to discontinue the case and allow Sowore to go home.
“It is good that the court-ordered Sowore to be released forthwith to his lawyer.
“This is how it should be so that whenever the government is desirous of arraigning Sowore, it can go ahead and arraign him.”
Sowore was arrested by the Department for State Security, DSS, on August 3rd days before a Revolution Now protest he was planning to stage.