Tuesday, 4 October 2016
ECOWAS Court orders Nigeria Government To Release Dasuki Pay and Him N15 million
Early this year, former National Security Advisor to Ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan... Dansuki Sambo took the Federal Government of Nigeria to the Ecowas court in violation of his human rights and continue detention even after he was granted bail by a Court of Law.
Dansuki is facing trial for the alleged diversion of $2.1 billion meant for the purchase of arms and ammunition to combat Boko Haram terrorist.
He was also found possessing illegal fire ams.
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.
The court ruled that Federal Government should pay a sum of N15 million as damages to Mr. Dasuki.
It also decided that the cost of litigation will be summed up and charged against the Nigerian government.