Appeal Court okays Dasuki’s detention

Appeal Court okays Dasuki’s detention
June 16 01:21 2016

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has okayed the continued detention of the immediate past National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

The court also held that his re-arrest after he was released from prison custody on December 29, 2015 was not a violation of any existing order.

The appellate court gave its decision in a judgement delivered on Wednesday evening by a panel of five Justices led by Justice Abdul Aboki.

The judgment was on one of the two appeals filed by Dasuki against the earlier rulings by Justices Husein Baba Yusuf of the High Court of the Federal Capital territory (FCT), Abuja and Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Both judges had held that the decision of the Department of State Services (DSS) to re-arrest Dasuki after he was released by authority of the Kuje prison, upon meeting the bail conditions granted him by three judges before whom he is standing trial, was not a violation of any existing orders.

Dasuki, through his lawyer, Joseph Duadu, appealed the decisions of both judges, arguing that his continued detention was a violation of the orders releasing him on bail and a breach of his right to freedom of movement.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision, dismissed Dasuki’s appeal, saying it was incompetent.