Dasuki drags FG to ECOWAS court, demands N500m damages


Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (retd), has dragged the FG before ECOWAS Court in Abuja over his continued detention. He is also demanding payment of N500m damages for
alleged rights infringement.

He is also urging the sub-regional court to order his release forthwith. In the suit filed by his lawyer, Robert Emukpoeruo, Dasuki is urging the court to declare among others, that his continued detention in defiance of orders for his bail granted by 3 courts, and after fulfilling the bail conditions, was unlawful, arbitrary and an egregious violation of his human rights.

He also urged the ECOWAS Court to hold that it was, “a most egregious violation of the treaty obligations” signed by Nigeria under and by virtue of its being a signatory to legal instruments, to have unlawfully detained him under a de-humanizing condition after he had been granted bail and met the conditions for his release.

Similarly, he would want the court to declare that the alleged invasion of his privacy, home and correspondence at his Abuja and Sokoto residences and the forceful and unlawful seizure of his properties, without any lawful order or warrant constituted a gross violation of his fundamental rights and offended the country’s treaty obligations as a signatory to the listed legal instruments….. in short, Buhari is in trouble. #istandwithdasuki……


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