COURT GRANTS DASUKI BAIL

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Former National Security Adviser sambo dasuki

A Federal high court sitting in Abuja presided over by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu has granted bail to detained former National Security Adviser, dasuki Sambo.

The Judge granted bail of N200 million to Dasuki and must provide two sureties in like sum.

Dasuki was arrested by the Department of State Service (DSS) in 2015 and he has been in detention since despite court granting him bail five times.

Describing his continuous detention as an aberration to the rule of law, Ijeoma Ojukwu, the judge, granted him a N200 million and two sureties in like sum.

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The judge said the sureties must not be lower than grade 16 in the civil service and where they are private citizens, they must be owners of landed properties in Abuja.

She rejected Dasuki’s prayer for N5 billion damages but held that the federal government’s contention that Dasuki was being kept in custody on the grounds of his alleged threat to national security and his alleged ongoing investigation for money laundering did not warrant “abrogating” his right.

The judge said should there be any further reason to interrogate him, DSS could only invite and interview him between the hours of 9am and 6pm on working days.

 

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