The Supreme Court of Nigeria has adjourned the hearing of a former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki until January 25, 2018.
Colonel Dasuki is asking the Supreme Court to compel the Federal Government to obey the bail orders granted to him by the Federal High Court Abuja and obey ECOWAS CCJ Judgement that ordered his immediate release on bail.
Sambo Dasuki who had been granted bails by four different judges in the last two years has remained in the custody of Department of State Services (DSS) since 2015, without detention warrant and in disobedient to the court orders on bail.
His court trial on alleged corruption charges has been aborted and delayed by the Federal Government on several occasions and not even prosecutors could comprehend why the FG has refused to produce the accused or obey the court order to release him.
Meanwhile, the presidency had given reasons why Dasuki is still being held in detention. According to Garba Shehu who is the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, the accused NSA is still in custody because there are many cases against him.
The reasons did not deter continue insistence of prominent Nigerians requesting for his release. One of APC chieftain and a security expert, Chief Jackson Lekan Ojo declared that Dasuki’s continuous detention was no longer lawful but seen as “political vendetta.”
According to Ojo, anti-graft war should be supported by all, thus the federal government should not make a mockery of it.
Speaking in Abuja earlier this year, he said:
”This prince of Sultanate council of Sokoto has not been declared guilty of a treasonable felony that could warrant him to be detained for a long time. He should be granted bail even conditionally. He has not been convicted by any court of competent jurisdiction.
“I also want to suggest that he should be released and serious security surveillance be placed around him in case he is suspected to be a security threat.”