Justice Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has confirmed the commencement of investigations into the last Friday’s violence involving the operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS), and Convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore at the premises of Federal High Court in Abuja.
Justice Abubakar Malami made this known to the media on Wednesday after his visit to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, and the President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Benedict Kanyip.
Malami said his visit was not because of Sowore but to felicitate with Justice Tsoho on his confirmation by the Senate as the substantive Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.
“Generally, the case of Sowore is certainly not an exception. So, I cannot be here for an exclusive case.
“But then, I can never be preemptive of an incident over which I was not a witness.
“One thing I am certain of is that the government has put in place mechanism for investigation of the reported incident.
“So, I would not like to be preemptive in terms of a conclusion, one way or the other, without allowing the consummation and conclusion of the investigation process.”
He added: “I think it is about commitment to the sanctity of the judiciary and the judicial system.
“As a government, we have established a tradition of respect and interest to the independence of the judiciary,” he said.