Prof. Wole Soyinka has called out President Buhari over the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare at the Federal High Court, Abuja by the Department of State Services, DSS.
Soyinka said it had become imperative and urgent to send message to “President-General Buhari: Rein in your wild dogs of disobedience. And for a start, get a trainer to teach them some basic court manners!”
Soyinka, in a statement today likened the scene leading to the arrest of Sowore and Bakare in the court premises to that of an African Wild Dog. According to Soyinka, he was amazed by the level of disobedience to court’s order by the present government of Buhari.
I found little or no difference between the two scenarios, except that the former, the wild dogs, exhibited more civilized table manners than the DSS in court manners,” he said.
“I apologize for underestimating the DSS capacity for the unthinkable. I reiterate the nation’s concern, indeed alarm, about the escalating degradation of the judiciary through multiple means, of which disobedience of court orders is fast becoming the norm.
“May I remind this government that disobedience calls to disobedience, and that disobedience of the orders of the constitutional repository of the moral authority of arbitration the judiciary can only lead eventually to a people’s disregard of the authority of other arms of civil society, a state of desperation that is known, recognized and accepted as – civil disobedience.