An overwhelming majority of Nigerians, who responded to The PUNCH opinion poll, said that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari was being lawless for refusing to obey court orders.
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had on Tuesday ordered the Department of State Service to release the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, who was arrested on August 3. But almost a week after the court gave the order, the DSS had yet to set Sowore free.
Before the agency ignored the order on Sowore, it had refused to set others, including the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat; an ex-National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and a Yenagoa-based journalist, Jones Abiri, free despite court pronouncements.
The PUNCH, had in the poll posted on its website on Saturday at 10pm asked, “Is the government’s persistent disobedience of court orders an act of lawlessness?” Read more