Court to deliver judgment on three years’ detention of Sambo Dasuki’s come July 2

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A Federal High Court in Abuja will on July 2 deliver judgment on the about three years’ detention of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court slated the date to deliver judgment in the fundamental rights enforcement suit Dasuki filed against the federal government over his continued detention after being granted bail by different courts since 2015.

Dasuki who served as the NSA under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, is challenging the legality of his prolonged detention since November 3, 2015, despite the fact that he was granted bail by four different trial courts.

He is praying the court to declare his detention illegal and to award him N5 billion as general damages and compensation for gross violation of his fundamental rights.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu adjourned the suit for judgment, after all the parties adopted their final briefs of argument.

It will be recalled that Dasuki was on December 29, 2015, re-arrested by operatives of the SSS at the main gate of Kuje Prison shortly after he perfected all his bail conditions.

The ECOWAS Court had in a judgment on October 4, 2016, ordered the federal government to immediately release him from detention, an order the government had since refused to comply with.

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