ECOWAS Court orders FG to release Dasuki | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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The Court of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, on Tuesday declared the arrest and detention of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, as unlawful and arbitrary.


The court also held that the further arrest of Mr. Dasuki by government on November 4, after he was granted bail by a court of law, amounts to a mockery of democracy and the rule of law.

Dasuki is facing multiple trials for alleged diversion of $2.1 billion meant for the purchase of arms in the immediate past administration. He is also accused of illegal possession of fire arms.

He approached the ECOWAS court after he was rearrested by members of Nigeria’s State Security Service shortly after meeting his bail conditions in November last year.

He has remained in the custody of the SSS since his arrest.

On Tuesday, a three-member panel led by Justice Friday Nwoke said Nigeria’s government was wrong in arresting Mr. Dasuki without a search warrant, adding that the pattern of arrest negates the provisions of Section 28 of the Nigerian Police Act.

According to the said section, a superior police officer may authorise the search of a resident belonging to a suspect assumed to be in illegal possession of an item, if the officer so authorised has a search warrant.

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  1. Good...! A check on Buhari's dictatorship and thyranic rule...More justice on the way...Well,as events are unfolding...

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  2. I predicted this. There are whole more fines to be paid by EFCC because they are bridging a lot of human rights.

    They need to reorganize themselves in this corruption fight.

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  3. Propaganda shit. Which ECOWAS court?

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  4. Big craze! Yeye court.

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  5. You must be stupid to think that ECOWAS court is more superior than Nigerian court. And you are stupid to think that ECOWAS court can order Nigerian government on what to do.

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    1. You mu be stupid and ignorant if you think it does not!

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  6. So many people commenting are stack illiterates. ECOWAS court has superior authority than Nigerian court. We are waiting for tyrant reaction.

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  7. No be only Ecowas..na ecoyansh. He will die there..The blood of the soldiers killed in the north east will not give u peace.

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  8. Enough of all ds legal jingoism to cover up criminality. E.g This Dasuki, Sent. Saraki and host of them. The law should not be seen as protecting criminals

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  9. Dasuki will never die there IJN because Buhari is hunting for his enemies and not be truthful to democray as he has promised Nigerians' he has bias mind towards all his enemies in the past and he wants to pay back in full

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    1. Forget payback.Did he commit the crime or not?

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