The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Ige Adams, has said the re-arrest of the publisher of SaharaReporters, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, shortly after his release was a reminiscence of the dark era of military rule.
Adams who spoke in Lagos at the weekend said the action of the Department of State Services (DSS) was an indication that the rule of law is gradually dying in the country.
“With what happened at the court, it reminded me of the dark era of the military,but ironically, the present government under President Muhammadu Buhari is liken to the military junta of the late Sanni Abacha,where the military brigande held sway for years.
“I have been watching events as they unfold, but I am saddened that the event that transpired in the court was a testimony that Nigeria still has a long way to go. The Department of State Services (DSS) failed to respect the rule of law and it was a sad reminder of the military era.
“This is not the democracy we fought for between 1993 and 1998. I remembered vividly as activists and prodemocracy groups, we put our lives on the line to ensure that our dreams for this democracy become a reality. Now, democracy is here, but we have lost touch with the ideals of a democratic setting as it is practised in other climes” Adams said.