Friday, 7 October 2016

BREAKING: Sambo Dasuki to be released as FG is set to comply with Ecowas court ruling

Daily Trust reports that the federal government has said they will conform with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court order to release former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) from detention.

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and minister for justice, Abubakar Malami disclosed this at the Transcorp Hotel, Abuja. He said they are waiting for the ruling from the court and are ready to comply with the necessary provisions of the law.
“We will study the ruling, we are waiting for the ruling from the ECOWAS Court, and one thing that I am certain of is that there is room for judicial review. “But one thing I can assure you is that we will comply with the order and the necessary provisions of the law as applicable, so we study it in line with the provisions of the prevailing law in the country,” he said.
The ECOWAS court last Tuesday, September 27, ordered for the release of Dasuki’s release bestowing a fine of N15 million against the government for illegal detention of the former NSA. Justice Chijioke Nwoke who delivered the judgment said that even if the applicant had committed a crime, the law still has it that due process of the law must be observed in his trial.

Former security adviser has been arrested last year for allegedly diverting billions of dollars meant for purchase of weapons to fight the deadly Boko Haram sect. Dasuki was also accused of illegal possession of arms.

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