Operatives of the Department of State Services had stormed the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday morning during the commencement of the trial and disrupted proceedings in an attempt to forcefully rearrest pro-democracy campaigner, Omoyele Sowore.
After facing resistance from other activists inside the courtroom however, the DSS operatives retreated outside in order to arrest Sowore since the attempt to arrest him inside the court was resisted.
The situation led to tension within the court premises for several minutes.
Lead Counsel and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana howver, told ChannelTV that he drove Sowore to the DSS office where he is now being detained.
Falana has also criticised the Department of State Security Services (DSS) for rearresting his clients, Mr. Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare at a Federal High Court in Abuja, barely 24 hours after their release from DSS custody.
Mr. Sowore and his co-accused, Mr. Bakare, were released on Thursday night, following an order given by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu who gave the security agency a 24-hour ultimatum to effect the bail order earlier issued.
Nigerians have been reacting on twitter since the drama unfolded in the court today – see their reactions on twitter below….