Civil Society Organisations and human rights activists have stormed the embassy of the United States of America and the United Kingdom in Abuja over the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore
The CSOs demanded a visa ban on the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, and Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
Addressing journalists on behalf of the group, Adebayo Raphael said Bichi and Malami desecrated the sanctity of the courts by sending DSS Operatives to invade the Federal High Court, Abuja, last Friday.
Raphael said the ban was necessary as both officials undermined Nigeria’s democracy and disobeyed court orders on Omoyele Sowore
Raphael said, “We believe that the United States can still do more considering its strategic role in Nigeria’s democracy. It needs to ensure that democracy is not undermined in Nigeria by anti-democratic and fascistic elements within the country.
“We, therefore request in the best interest of Nigeria’s Democracy, that a visa ban be imposed on the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, and his immediate family for undermining Nigeria’s democracy.
” We also request that a visa ban be imposed on the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice in Nigeria, Abubakar Malami, and his immediate family considering his eerily suspicious silence in the face of the desecration of rule of law and violation of human rights by the DSS in Nigeria.
“The countries should also impose as many other sanctions as deemed necessary on Nigeria to demonstrate its commitment to the rule of law and human rights in the nation.”