Ahmed Raji (SAN), detained former Nationwide Safety Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki’s lawyer has debunked the Division of State Service (DSS) declare that his consumer opted to stay in their custody as a substitute of prison. 

Raji who alleged that the assertion launched by the DSS is a contradiction of the occasions that have taken place since 2015, puzzled why somebody who has been granted bail on quite a few occassions will need to stay in the custody of a safety company. 

He additional said that no additional investigation has been carried out nor new expenses filed since Dasuki was re-arrested in December 2015 at Kuje Prison gate. 

He stated: “This assertion, as alluring because it sounds, is a contradiction of the occasions that have taken place since 2015, when expenses have been first most popular towards Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

“It’s due to this fact most incorrect and inaccurate to declare that Col. Dasuki prayed the Courtroom to be saved in DSS facility. That is removed from the reality. Maybe, there isn’t a synergy between the Counsel showing for the authorities in Dasuki issues and the DSS hierarchy.

“Consequently, we enchantment to all Authorities, and principally – DSS, to adjust to the numerous extant Orders of the Courtroom, by instantly releasing Col. Dasuki (rtd). 

“On third November 2015, the Federal Excessive Courtroom – Abuja, after admitting Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd) to bail on self-recognizance, granted him depart to journey overseas for a 3-week medical session, on account of failing well being.

“As anticipated of a person looking for to take pleasure in the bail phrases granted by the Courtroom and the constitutionally protected presumption of innocence in his favour, Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd) tried to search the crucial medical consideration but Officers of the DSS laid siege on his home in Asokoro, in brazen defiance of the Order of Courtroom; and thereby intentionally disallowed him from engaging in the phrases of the Order.

“The Federal Authorities, whereas confirming the continued detention of Col. Dasuki, defined that such actions have been due to the severity of the alleged offences. Excerpts of these occasions have been properly said in a number of studies of Nationwide Dailies of 31st December, 2015.

“In complying with the due course of of legislation, Col. Dasuki filed processes looking for to prolong the journey interval granted by the Federal Excessive Courtroom and DSS vehemently opposed the utility, and continued to barricade Col. Dasuki’s residence.

“Shortly thereafter, two separate Expenses have been most popular towards him at the Excessive Courtroom of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in Cost No. FCT/CR/42/2015 & Cost No. FCT/CR/43/2015 towards Col. Dasuki, whereas DSS continued to detain him on purported investigation on allegations of cash laundering offences.

“Bail was subsequently granted on the expenses on December 21, 2015 and December 18, 2015, phrases of which have been duly complied with.

“Consequently, he was released by the Kuje Prison authorities where he was remanded, but on stepping out of the gate of the Prison, he was seized by the men of DSS and he has been kept by them since”.


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