Arms Deal: Court grants Dasuki N200m bail after 30 months of detention in DSS Custody

0

Bail has been granted to the immediate-past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) by The Federal High Court in Abuja, from the custody of the Department of State Services where he had been detained for two and a half years.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu ruled that his detention since December 29, 2015, amounted to a violation of his right to liberty while delivering judgment in the suit filed by the ex-NSA in March this year,

The judge, who rejected the Dasuki’s prayer for N5bn damages granted him bail in the sum of N200m with two sureties who must either be a civil servant of Grade Level 16 at the minimum in the Federal Civil Service or private citizens, who have landed properties in the municipal areas of Abuja.

She ruled that the Federal Government’s contention that Dasuki was being kept in custody on the grounds of his alleged threat to national security and his alleged ongoing investigation for money laundering did not warrant “abrogating his right”.

In granting him bail, the judge said should there be any further reason to interrogate him, DSS could only invite and interview him between the hours of 9am and 6pm on working days.

READEx-Governor Dariye sentenced 16yrs imprisonment over N1.162b fraud

‎This judgment came about one year and nine months after the Economic Community of West African States Court of Justice on October 4, 2016, ordered his release from illegal custody; a judgement which the DSS had not obeyed.

 
Don't Miss Out!! On Breaking News And Trending Topics

Get important updates via e-mail for free, you can unsubscribe anytime

FOLLOW US ONLINE:
Don't Miss Out!! On Breaking News And Trending Topics

Get important updates via e-mail for free, you can unsubscribe anytime

MORE INTERESTING POSTS

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.