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Why Dasuki has not been released despite ECOWAS Court ruling – FG explains

The Federal Government has explained why a former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki(rtd) has not been released from detention despite yesterday’s ruling of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, court.

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Recall that the ECOWAS court had on Tuesday ordered the Federal Government to immediately release Dasuki and that a compensation of N15m be paid to him as well.

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The regional court had described Dasuki’s continued detention as unlawful and illegal.

In the judgment delivered by Justice Friday Chijioike Nwoke, the regional court dismissed the allegations of unlawful possession of firearms and economic crimes allegedly committed by Dasuki, adding that the Nigerian government missed the track because the applicant applied before the court for the enforcement of his breached fundamental right.

Justice Nwoke said that even if the applicant had committed a crime, the law still has it that due process must be observed in his trial.

The court said that the action of the Nigerian government in subjecting the former NSA in detention without trial is condemnable, because criminality has not been established against him.

Dasuki has been in detention since 2015 for alleged misappropriation of $2.1bn arms deal meant for the procurement of weapons to aid the military’s fight against insurgency in the North East.

But reacting to the judgement, the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, explained that government needs to study the content of the judgement before complying.

The Minister’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Salihu Isah disclosed the stance of the government on Wednesday.


6 Comments on Why Dasuki has not been released despite ECOWAS Court ruling – FG explains

  1. I Support The Judgement OF Court, U Are About Who Sqander Money, While U Never Talk About The One Who Introduce The Channel(BOKO HARAM) For The Sqandering. The Person That Brought Boko Haram In Our Country Suppose To Be Nail Before Anyother Person


  2. One notable thing about Buhari’s govt is its pen chance for disobeying court orders. A democracy where rule of law does no thrive is endangered.In Nigerian law, an accused is adjudged innocent until proved guilty. We all know that it is vendetta. Buhari is simply paying back Dasuki what he did to him during their military days when he arrested Buhari after the Babangida military coup. But this is democracy where anybody that calls himself a true democrat must obey court orders. Dasuki should be tried according to law and not according to Buhari’s wish.


  3. Now i know


  4. Good to know


  5. What useless court order do want the govt to obey. Which human right violation are we talking about, dasuki is even lucky that he is still alive, what of all those soldiers that he sent to their grave so early bcos he shared with his family and friends, the money budgeted for the procurement of arms which if these dead soldiers had, they would not have died, at least not when they did, not to talk of the hundreds of thousands of civilians that were killed by Boko haram. Our govt should not obey that corrupt infested court order!


  6. Malami, what do you want to study? Any ambiguity in the judgment? You may get the wrath of the NBA if you act like Andoka or so of OBJ era. Buhari will risk your license to practice Law.


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