The Nigerian Bar Association has called for the immediate suspension of the Director-General of Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, over the rearrest drama with Omoyele Sowore.In a statement released by the association’s National Publicity Secretary, Kunle Edun, the NBA described the DSS’ act as an exhibition of primitivity, thuggery, insane passion for lawlessness, contempt and disrespect for the rule of law.It added that it finds it disgraceful that the ‘court riot’ occasioned by the high-handedness and insensitivity of the security operatives interrupted judicial proceedings and made the presiding judge to abandon judicial proceedings because of safety concerns. Part of the statement reads, “We call for the immediate suspension of the Director-General of the Department of State Security from office. We make this demand bearing in mind the fact that the DSS under his leadership had established itself as a brutish and irresponsible agency that derives immense pleasure from violating the fundamental rights of Nigerians and disrespecting court orders.
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The National Assembly should review the laws setting up the DSS and indeed all security agencies in Nigeria with a view to repositioning them to be more responsible and responsive to the public.“
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