This is when we’ll release Dasuki ~ FG finally reveals


The Federal Government has revealed when they will release the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) from detention.

Sambo Dasuki

Speaking to Dailytrust, The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and minister for justice, Abubakar Malami SAN  stated that they will comply with the ECOWAS Court order to release Dasuki, but, adding that they will study the ruling delivered by the ECOWAS Court.

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“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. 

Recalled that the ECOWAS Court had last Tuesday in Abuja ordered for Dasuki’s release and also awarded a fine of N15m against the government for illegal detention of the former NSA.

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Justice Chijioke Nwoke who delivered the judgement 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 adding that it is an established fact that the applicant was put on trial in three different Nigerian High Courts and was granted bails by the courts.

The court condemned the action of the Nigerian government in subjecting the ex-NSA to indefinite detention without trial.


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