FG: We’ll Comply With ECOWAS Court Ruling On Dasuki

The Federal Government will comply with the ECOWAS Court order to release former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) from detention, Nigeria’s chief law officer told Daily Trust yesterday.

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and minister for justice, Abubakar Malami SAN disclosed this to our reporter on the sideline of the meeting of Attorneys General at the Transcorp Hotel, Abuja.

“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 in Abuja ordered for Dasuki’s release and also awarded a fine of N15m against the government for illegal detention of the former NSA.

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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  • Chibundu Kingsley

    This is what happens wen u have a detector as a president who do not understand the rule of law.may God have mercy on dis country,we are just moving in a circle

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  • chika bibian

    They’ve painted the issue the way they deemed fit as usual… Clueless people

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    That is just for the media, lets see if Buhari will let this happen.

  • emekachilaka

    confuse set of people

  • Se how FG is ridiculed….. it’s shameful

  • WillieBravo

    Okay o. We are watching to see if the FG would b law abiding.

  • Olovo Obinna

    It’s all political propaganda….i know very soon them go change language with one useless excuss