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Senate probes DSS court invasion by Blue3k2: 4:06pm On Dec 12, 2019
The Senate has mandated its committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters to investigate Friday’s invasion of a federal high court and rearrest of the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, by operatives of the State Security Service (SSS).

This comes almost a week after the incident.

Nigerians have criticised the lawmakers for failing to react and address the issue.

The chairman of the Senate committee on Judiciary and Human Rights and Legal Matters, Opeyemi Bamidele (Ekiti Central), raised the matter during plenary on Thursday.

He came under Order 43 of the Senate Standing Rule.

Order 43 allows for a lawmaker to raise and issue but prohibits other lawmakers from making contributions or debating the said issue.

He said the “alleged” invasion of the courtroom by “alleged DSS officials”, has raised a lot of concerns in different quarters in Nigeria.

“The leaders and members of the judiciary are particularly concerned about this happening because they believe that the courtroom is meant to be a sanctuary. But for us as a Senate, we cannot begin to take a position or analyse issues based on conclusions without facts.

“Yet, much as we cannot just jump into conclusions, we cannot pretend not to know that Nigerians are concerned about this development,” he said.

Mr Bamidele said he came under Order 43 so as not to “generate any controversy or make the Senate to begin to debate an issue that we need fact and evidence about.”

He prayed that as elected representatives of the people, the Senate mandates its committee on National Security and Intelligence to interface with the relevant security agencies and investigate the matter and report back to this Senate.

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, simply said the matter be investigated by the Judiciary committee.

The committee is expected to report back after a week.


Already, the House of Representatives has mandated its relevant committees to investigate the actions of the SSS.

Mr Sowore was arrested alongside another activist, Olawale Bakare, on August 3 for planning a protest to call for good governance.

They were charged with treasonable felony, fraud and insulting President Muhammadu Buhari.

The court granted the duo bail twice but the SSS refused to release them until Thursday night.

However, less than 24 hours later, the SSS rearrested them within the federal high court in Abuja, sparking national outrage.

In a bid to justify the action of the SSS, the presidency said Mr Sowore’s call for revolution was aimed at overthrowing the democratically elected of Nigeria.

Many Nigerians and organisations have condemned the act and called for the sack of the Director-General of the State Security Service (SSS), Yusuf Bichi, over the illegal detention of Omoyele Sowore, and Friday’s invasion of a federal court.

The Nigerian Bar Association also called for the suspension of Mr Bichi.

Source: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/367907-finally-senate-reacts-to-court-invasion-sowores-arrest-by-sss.html

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Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by studio14: 4:11pm On Dec 12, 2019
Nigeria is in auto pilot mode

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Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by Blue3k2: 4:12pm On Dec 12, 2019
These Senate needs to investigate if Buhari had anything to do with order. If he did I assume thst would be grounds for impeachment. Nigerians shouldnt be excited over pointless gestures like punch referring to Buhari as major general. It doesn't matter at the end of day.

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Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by Brandstudio01: 4:13pm On Dec 12, 2019
Ok
Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by Agboriotejoye(m): 4:14pm On Dec 12, 2019
This rubber-stamp senate. They're afraid of calling the DSS and getting shunned so they're moving it to the judiciary to com and explain what happened.
Shame

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Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by SarkinYarki: 4:15pm On Dec 12, 2019
You mean Major General Buharis rubber stamp Senate ? Those ones? Don't waste your time please people

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Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by Mrpsly247(m): 4:16pm On Dec 12, 2019
Do these senators understand the basis of separation of power

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Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by SarkinYarki: 4:17pm On Dec 12, 2019
Blue3k2:
These Senate needs to investigate if Buhari had anything to do with order. If he did I assume thst would be grounds for impeachment. Nigerians shouldnt be excited over pointless gestures like punch referring to Buhari as major general. It doesn't matter at the end of day.

For real? You are still in doubt if Buhari had anything to do with the order even after the tone of the response of the presidency? grin grin God please who did this thing to Nigerians cheesy cheesy please who?

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Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by helinues: 4:18pm On Dec 12, 2019
Now that they have woken up, what next?
Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by Blue3k2: 4:18pm On Dec 12, 2019
Mrpsly247:
Do these senators understand the basis of separation of power

It's within their right to investigate the executive branch. What do you think these committees exist for?

SarkinYarki:


For real? You are still in doubt if Buhari had anything to do with the order even after the tone of the response of the presidency? grin grin God please who did this thing to Nigerians cheesy cheesy please who?

I dont understand why you're asking dumb questions. It doesn't matter what we think or believe. It matters what can be proven. That's why the nass needs to investigate and subpoena any records proving these assumptions.

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Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by helinues: 4:19pm On Dec 12, 2019
SarkinYarki:
You mean Major General Buharis rubber stamp Senate ? Those ones? Don't waste your time please people

The rubber stamp senators including representatives from SE?

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Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by SarkinYarki: 4:20pm On Dec 12, 2019
helinues:


The rubber stamp senators including representatives from SE?

They are all the same

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Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by helinues: 4:21pm On Dec 12, 2019
SarkinYarki:


They are all the same

Now we know our enemies
Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by Mrpsly247(m): 4:32pm On Dec 12, 2019
Blue3k2:


It's within their right to investigate the executive branch. Why do you think these committees exist for?
They make laws not investigate abuses to those laws... If there has been a working system what we would have had was an immediate suspension of the DSS boss and his tools that desecrated our judicial temple pending the findings of the supreme court

I dont understand why you're asking dumb questions. It doesn't matter what we think or believe. It matter what can be proven. That's why the nass needs to do investigate and subpoena any records proving these assumptions.
Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by Blue3k2: 4:39pm On Dec 12, 2019
Mrpsly247:

They make laws not investigate abuses to those laws... If there has been a working system what we would have had was an immediate suspension of the DSS boss and his tools that desecrated our judicial temple pending the findings of the supreme court

The senate has the responsibility to investigate the executive branch as part of it oversight responsibility. NASS doesn't have the power to impeach federal officials without the presidents permission.

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Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by Mrpsly247(m): 4:42pm On Dec 12, 2019
Blue3k2:


The senate has the responsibility to investigate the executive branch as part of it oversight responsibility. NASS doesn't have the power to impeach federal officials without the presidents permission.
Then I can say we are F*vked...

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Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by Eteka1(m): 4:46pm On Dec 12, 2019
SarkinYarki:
You mean Major General Buharis rubber stamp Senate ? Those ones? Don't waste your time please people
What do you have against Major Generals?
Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by Blue3k2: 4:52pm On Dec 12, 2019
Mrpsly247:

Then I can say we are F*vked...

Lol if you believe that there's no need to whine. The answer is simple amend the constitution to allow for impeachment of federal officials without the presidents approval. The other one is impeachment assuming there's enough evidence.
Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by SarkinYarki: 4:53pm On Dec 12, 2019
Eteka1:
What do you have against Major Generals?

Nothing infact I love them
Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by Eteka1(m): 4:58pm On Dec 12, 2019
SarkinYarki:


Nothing infact I love them
Then why do you guys think its a form of protest against Buhari? I think its a thing of pride.
Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by backnbeta(f): 5:00pm On Dec 12, 2019
Rubber stamp Senate...they can't do na da undecided
Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by Blue3k2: 5:14pm On Dec 12, 2019
Im interested to see how much the information from the AG , House and Senate investigations vary. Hopefully they actually get back with some interesting information within a week. I don't know if the AG gave any time frame on theirs though.
Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by Mrpsly247(m): 5:14pm On Dec 12, 2019
Blue3k2:


Lol if you believe that there's no need to whine. The answer is simple amend the constitution to allow for impeachment of federal officials without the presidents approval. The other one is impeachment assuming there's enough evidence.
Which do u think is possible in this Nigeria case
Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by Blue3k2: 5:20pm On Dec 12, 2019
Mrpsly247:

Which do u think is possible in this Nigeria case

In my opinion it's amending the constitution. It's in the NASS self serving interest and they're always crying about certain officials not showing up to their invitations/summoms. It lastly make Nigeria no different from the United states where their legislature has the same power via Article II, Section 4 of the constitution.

Mynd44 believes impeaching is easier since it takes less steps. I disagree since its more controversial and it's yet happen before.


Article II, Section 4 provides:

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

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Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by Maxymilliano(m): 5:50pm On Dec 12, 2019
Audio investigation from a rubber stamp Senate

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Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by Racoon(m): 8:34pm On Dec 12, 2019
Presidency, AGF, Senate/HOR are probing and later even DSS will all be probing their own impunity and lawlessness.

Why cant this rubberstamp Senate leave probing along and let heads roll or commence impeachment proceedings against the president since the DSS are answerable to him?

Nay! They aint doing shit but will be going in circle.The DSS sacrilege or executive rascality didn't start today.

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Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by UnitedNigeriaUN: 8:34pm On Dec 12, 2019
I always doubt the sincerity of this Regime for everything they spill is full of lies, deceits and propaganda.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu must apologize to the Yoruba descents for packaging an unrepentant tyrant for us as a reformed democrat.

He failed himself, he failed his family, he failed the Yoruba race.

After all, the most important thing in life is not how much you acquire, but the legacy you upset.

United Nigeria ko, United Zoogeria ni.

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Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by aspiring44: 8:35pm On Dec 12, 2019
[quote author=Mrpsly247 post=84852391]Do these senators understand the basis of separation of power[/quote


I doubt if they understand .
Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by TheSowerian: 8:36pm On Dec 12, 2019
I hope this is not audio probing just to deceive Nigerians again.

Imagine, the clown in the person of the Military Dictator won't come to the open to condemn the barbaric actions of the DSS.

He basically doesn't give a bleep.

SHAME.

God Bless Racoon & God Bless me.

SHAME on the dead meat Seller and his lots.

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Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by oldtruth: 8:36pm On Dec 12, 2019
Who probing help? Release the victim and then probe whoever but release the victim first.
Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by Flier: 8:37pm On Dec 12, 2019
Blue3k2:
These Senate needs to investigate if Buhari had anything to do with order. If he did I assume thst would be grounds for impeachment. Nigerians shouldnt be excited over pointless gestures like punch referring to Buhari as major general. It doesn't matter at the end of day.
Common wake up! Too early to sleep it’s 8;30 pm
Re: Senate probes DSS court invasion by LibertyRep: 8:39pm On Dec 12, 2019
Which Senate? This same Senate of Lawan?

Will today be their first meeting after the incidence? If no, then they were only rattled by the ripple effect of the Punch Editorial and are just playing to the gallery.

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