November 16, 2015

Court to AGF: You must appear to explain prolonged seige on Dasuki’s home

Court to AGF: You must appear to explain prolonged seige on Dasuki’s home

Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.): Former NSA

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday requested the presence of the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to explain why its order regarding the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, was not adhered to.

Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.): Former  NSA

Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.): Former NSA

Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had on Friday reacted angrily to the siege on Mr. Dasuki’s house despite an earlier ruling he gave permitting the retired colonel to travel abroad for medical treatment.

“My own orders will not be flouted” the judge said on Friday, while re-iterating his stance that the former security chief be allowed to travel for medical treatment.

The judge, who had earlier instructed the AGF to be present at the court for Monday’s hearing, held that the matter would require Mr. Malami’s presence to continue.

At Monday’s hearing, counsel to Mr Malami, Tayo Abidogu, asked the court to give more time to his client, explaining that the AGF was still new in office and would need to be briefed about the developments.

He noted that his client had a high degree of respect for the rule of law, and added that the court should give them time to be briefed properly on the matter.

Counsel to Mr. Dasuki, Joseph Daudu, however said he had no objection to the plea for time, but requested that the said time be of considerable length.

The request for the court to grant Mr. Malami two weeks was however not granted as the presiding judge adjourned the case till November 23 for hearing.