Court sets date for Dasuki bail ‘enforcement’ ruling

Former NSA Sambo Dasuki and others arraigned over misappropriation at the FCT High Court in Abuja
Former NSA Sambo Dasuki and others arraigned over misappropriation at the FCT High Court in Abuja

An Abuja High Court will on Monday rule on whether to discharge a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, from the criminal charges brought against him by the Federal Government.

Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf fixed the date after counsel to Mr. Dasuki, Joseph Daudu, and counsel to Federal Government, Rotimi Jacobs, addressed the court on a motion praying for the release of Mr. Dasuki.

Mr. Dasuki’s counsel urged the court to prohibit the Federal Government from further prosecuting him or further seeking any indulgence from the court until the bail granted Mr. Dasuki is enforced.

Mr. Daudu argued that the Federal Government cannot lawfully prosecute Dasuki having been in contempt of the court.

He premised his arguments on the fact that Justice Yusuf had on December 18 last year granted Dasuki bail and that after perfecting the bail conditions, he was allegedly rearrested on the order of the Federal Government and was taken to the custody of the Department of the State Security Service (DSS).

He said that since Mr. Dasuki was rearrested on December 29, when the bail conditions had been perfected, he had since been kept away from his lawyers and family members.

The counsel therefore urged the court to compel the Federal Government to obey the bail conditions granted Mr. Dasuki and allow him to enjoy the liberty of freedom in line with the law that presumed him innocent until contrary was proved.

He said the government and his agencies have no moral and legal rights to prosecute Mr. Dasuki having been in contempt of three high courts that had admitted him on bail but which were not obeyed.

Mr. Daudu also urged the court to compel the federal government to obey the court order and save the judiciary from embarrassment of disobedience.

“Judges must assert the efficacy of their orders,” he argued.

However, while opposing the motion, counsel to the Federal Government, Rotimi Jacobs, informed the judge that the motion was an abuse of the court process because there was no evidence placed before the court that the accused was rearrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Mr. Rotimi, who represented the EFCC, disclosed that it was the SSS, another arm of the security agency of the Federal Government, which re-arrested Mr. Dasuki.

He advised Mr. Dasuki to evoke section 46 of the constitution and institute a civil action to challenge his arrest and enforce his fundamental right to his liberty.

Justice Baba Yusuf will on Monday deliver his ruling on the motion.

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  • igwe

    mumu president will loose this one out rightly

    • aisha ani

      Whatever!

    • Julius

      Keep wishing !

      • LamKango

        God bless u Julius

        • Julius

          God bless you too. We have to keep educating these losers !

      • Netanyahu

        The corpse of the unknown always looks like a log of wood. Keep supporting evil because your savior is in power. Till date buhari refused to provide his school cert certificate that qualified him to be Nigeria’s president. This was a coup plotter accusing another of treason? Corruption or no corruption, he must obey court orders. He can never be above the law in a democracy. Simple.

        • Julius

          lolz, keep looking for his cert while he is running the country. Good luck !!

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Stopping a suspect from seeing his lawyers is a crime as well no matter the gravity of the crime he or she is accused of. Those who seek equity must come with clean hands. The mindset of this regime is so draconian and it is in fact a disgrace to Nigerian democracy.

    • Tafidan Dogon Daji

      TAWANDA,you are indeed great!

    • abubakar

      agreed.

  • Tafidan Dogon Daji

    Without prejudice to this case that gathers a global interest,i venture to say,the government of the day is yet to free its mindset of hatred,ill will and all components of malice against Dasuki.I can not understand a government that apart from exercising the functions of the Executive Arm as enshrined in our constitution,it also chooses to trespass and/or arrogates unto itself powers of the judiciary in sheer violation of that constitution and in contempt of any court order(s).This is of course shameful.
    I hereby plead with the trial court to enforce its supremacy against the Executive for it to compliy with bail granted tbe Sokoto Prince;and could even go to an extra length and cause form 48 against it and its agents,the DSS and EFCC.

  • New Nigerian

    Today, we learnt that the debt profile of
    Nigeria ballooned to $65.4billion (from about $3b) under Jonathan, in a
    period of revenues in the 100s of billions of dollars – we read daily
    how this funds were stolen while Nigeria is saddled with the debt, even
    as some are bogus – It is 1984 all over again!. It is a no-brainer to
    say that Nigerians wants speedy recovery of the stolen commonwealth by
    any means necessary, and debt profile reduced as part of a comprehensive economy recovery. And the national assembly and the judiciary better
    get on with the job of the speedy recovery before all hell break loose! A
    word is enough for the wise!

    • share Idea

      You reduced the debt profile by approving new foreign loans for Lagos and Edo even when the previous government through finance minister refused to approve that of Edo because of capacity of the state to repay. In addition, to giving bail-out to states without investigating why they accumulated such debt in the first place.

      Psrt of the debt associated to GEJ was accumulated by AMCON and the FG is still making profit from its management but lack governance process makes gullible people like you to be bandying figures without understanding its meaning. Nigeria we hail thee

  • favourtalk

    If he thinks that he is going somewhere, someone must be deceiving him, a looter and big criminal like hi is not going anywhere until he vomit all the billions of dollars swallowed by him and his family of thieves.