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Why we can’t release Dasuki despite court orders: FG

By Kingsley Omonobi, Abuja on 20/07/2018

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•Former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki (Rtd)
•Former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki (Rtd)

The Federal Government has given reasons why it believes the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki (retd), should not be granted bail.

The Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, said Mr Dasuki’s personal right can be violated for the larger public good. Meanwhile, Constitutional lawyer and rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, Thursday, took a swipe at the Buhari administration for again disobeying the 6th bail order granted by a Federal High Court for the release of Col Dasuki, warning that such continued disregard for court judgment was an invitation to chaos and anarchy.

In a statement, he said, “The Muhammadu Buhari government has again simply refused to obey the 6th bail order granted by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which ordered the federal government to release Col. Sambo Dasuki who has been detained since December 2015.

“For the records, this is the 6th court order, including ECOWAS’ release order, which this government has blatantly refused to obey.

“This is simply a government given to unparalleled impunity and executive lawlessness. And it does it so unabashedly and audaciously, believing that it possesses all the apparatchik of coercion and life and death over Nigerians.”

Malami, in a new interview with the Voice of America, Hausa, published on July 13 just obtained by PREMIUM TIMES, said “What I want you to know is that issues concerning law and order under Muhammadu Buhari are sacrosanct and obeying court order is compulsory.

“However you should also know that there is a general consensus world over that where the dispute is only between individuals, then you can consider the issue based on the instant situation. But if the dispute is about an issue that affects an entire nation, then you have to remember that government is about the people not for only an individual.

“So you have to look at it from this perspective. If the issue about an individual coincides with that which affects the people of a nation and you are now saying the government did not obey a court order that infringes on a single person’s rights. Remember we are talking about a person who was instrumental to the deaths of over one hundred thousand people. Are you saying that the rights of one person is more important than that of 100,000 who lost their lives?

“Reports have shown that there was massive mismanagement of funds meant for military hardware which the military could not access and that led to the death of many, embezzlement of the fund and because of that many people have lost their lives. Obeying the court is not the issue per say. Are we going to take the issue of an individual more important than that of the people? The government’s main responsibility is for and about the people. The essence of governance is to better the lives of its people. So you have to weigh it based on that; the rights of an individual or the rights of the people.”

Mr Malami however, said the government may decide to appeal the court order if it feels compelled to do so.

•Culled from Vanguard

Source News Express

Posted 20/07/2018 12:30:46 PM

 

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