Great Victory!!! Dasuki Set For Immediate Release, As Buhari Suffers Global Humiliation

By Post Nigeria November 14, 2016 12:47

Great Victory!!! Dasuki Set For Immediate Release, As Buhari Suffers Global Humiliation

All is the not well with the Presidency, as the United States of America, USA, has blocked Nigeria from buying ammunition in Brazil, over President Muhammadu Buhari’s continual detention of former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki.

This came to the front burner, as Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, in a statement on Sunday, November 13, stated that the release of Dasuki, had become necessary, in view of the ban by the US on the sale of arms to Nigeria, over alleged continued violation of human rights, under the Buhari administration.

Falana said though the basis for the ban on sale of arms by the US could be queried; the President should stop the violation of people’s rights and also release all political detainees.

He specifically urged the President, to order the release of Dasuki, who has been held in custody, without a court order.

Falana, said the release of Dasuki would allow the ex-NSA’s trial for alleged diversion of arms funds, to go on smoothly.

He added, that the government should obey the ruling of the ECOWAS court, ordering the release of the former NSA.

However, Falana explained that the order made by the ECOWAS court should however, not be viewed as exonerating Dasuki of the charges preferred against him.

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Falana said, “With respect to the substantive relief, the ECOWAS court held that the detention of Col. Dasuki, without a court order, could not be justified under the Nigerian constitution, and the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights.

“Consequently, the court ordered the release of the applicant, and the payment of N15m damages to him, as reparation for the infringement of his rights.

“In reporting the judgment of the ECOWAS court, the media conveyed the impression that the Federal Government has been ordered to release the plaintiff unconditionally, from further detention.

“Contrary to such misleading impression, the ECOWAS court, has not discharged and acquitted Col. Dasuki in respect to the criminal charges pending against him in the Nigerian courts. All that the court said, was that the suspect be allowed to enjoy his human right to liberty, within the context of the bail granted him by the trial courts.”