Heavily armed operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) chased after the vehicle of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), conveying human right activists, Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare after he drove them out of the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
This is happening after attempts were made by the operatives who disrupted court proceedings during the commencement of trial in a case brought against the activists by the Nigerian Government on Friday morning at the Federal High Court.
They had attempted to rearrest Sowore and Bakare, who were released yesternight inside the courtroom, which led to rancour and commotion inside and around the court premises with the armed operatives preventing Sowore and the team from leaving the place.
After several minutes of tension, Falana later drove the two men in his car out of the court premises and they were given hot chase by DSS operatives in several vehicles.
The legal practitioners have earlier met with Justice Ojukwu in a bid to resolve the matter and the judge adjourned the case to 11, 12 and 13 of February 2020 for further hearing.
Sowore reportedly sustained bruises all over his body in the course of being rough-handled by DSS operatives inside the court.