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Dasuki sets to regain freedom as Judge signs bail application

ABUJA—Former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retd) is to regain his freedom in any moment as a Federal High Court Judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu formally endorsed the bail application granted him on July 2, 2018.

Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.): Former NSA

Dasuki has been in detention camp of Department of State  Service (DSS) since December 29, 2015 when he was rearrested by security operatives.

Justice Ojukwu endorsed the bail application after Dasuki perfected all the conditions imposed on him by the court.

Family sources said the ex-NSA through his associates and sell-wishers perfected the bills which were verified by the officials of the Federal High Court in confirming their authenticity since last week.

The endorsement of Justice Ojukwu by signing the bail papers today has cleared the way for Dasuki’s release.

Family members, associates and well-wishers of the detained NSA were said to have been arriving Abuja in anticipation of his release in compliance with the court order.

After over two years in the detention, the Court had on July 2, 2018 admitted Dasuki on bail in the fundamental human right suit filed by him. He had applied to the court to admit him to bail on the ground that his detention since 2015 without trial was a breach of his fundamental right to freedom of liberty.

Although charges were filed against Dasuki by the Federal Government in four different High Courts, he was granted bails by the courts but was not allowed to enjoy the bail. The ECOWAS Court of Justice had also ordered his release and imposed a fine of N15 million on the Federal Government for his unlawful detention but yet the government did not comply with the verdict.


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