•Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd)
Former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Mohamed Dasuki opened up at Abuja High Court Friday, alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari was behind his unlawful arrest and detention without trial since 29 December, 2015.
Dasuki, who spoke through his counsel, Mr Joseph Daudu (SAN), claimed that President Buhari instigated his detention unjustly against the bail granted him by three different courts through his (Buhari) comment on Presidential Media Chat in December 2015.
In a further and better affidavit filed in support of his application at the court, the Ex-NSA claimed that the President betrayed the emotion during the Presidential Media Chat when he openly told Nigerians that he (Dasuki) and Nnamdi Kanu could not be allowed on bail because they would jump bail.
Dasuki claimed he had been held incommunicado since his re-arrest.
He asked Justice Peter Affen to prohibit his further trial until the federal government purged itself of the contempt of court which prevented him from filing effective defence because of his continued detention by DSS without having access to his lawyers.
The defendant exhibited several newspaper cuttings in support of his motion to stop his trial, adding that the newspaper publications were the comments of President Buhari during the Presidential Media Chat to the effect that he (Dasuki) and Nnamdi Kanu should not be allowed to go home even if granted bail by any court and that the publications have not been refuted by the Presidency.
Daudu who led a retinue of lawyers on behalf of his client urged Justice Affen to enforce his order which granted bail to Dasuki, adding that justice is for all parties in any court action.
Daudu also stated that the claim that Dasuki was being held by the DSS and not the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) cannot hold water because the Federal Government is …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper