Sowore: FG Only Obeys Foreign Court Orders, Says Falana
Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), observed on Sunday the Federal Government would readily obey orders made by foreign courts but disobey the ones issued by Nigerian courts.
Falana made the observation against the continued detention of the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr Omoyele Sowore, and Olawale Bakare, by the Department of State Service in spite of court orders that he should be released.
He cited the instance of the Federal Government hurriedly obeying the order of a London court to pay the sum of £250,000 cost to a foreign firm, Process and Industrial Development, as condition to appeal a controversial $9.6bn judgment.
He said, "The Federal Government has alleged that the controversial judgment debt of $9.6bn was obtained fraudulently by P & ID. But the commercial court in London recently ordered Nigeria to pay £250,000 within 14 days as a precondition for filing an appeal against the judgment.