Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Why we have not released Dasuki despite ECOWAS Court ruling – FG

The Federal government has given an explanation as to why it has not obeyed yesterday's judgement by the Court of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, ordering it to immediately release the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, who has been in detention since last year over allegations of misappropriation of $2.1 billion arms fund.

Delivering judgement on a Fundamental Human rights suit filed by Dasuki, the court ruled that his arrest, detention and continued detention, was unlawful and arbitrary.

Speaking on the judgement, the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, Salihu Isah, told Premium Times in an interview that the Federal government was still understudying the judgement.
“We cannot just react. We will first of all study the judgement to understand it’s content before taking a stand” he said
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