Abuja - Ahmed Raji, the counsel to former
National Security Adviser (NSA),Col Sambo Dasuki, has appealed to security
agents and the federal government to respect court order and allow Dasuki to
enjoy the bail granted him by the courts.
Despite securing bail in his trial against alleged
misappropriation of funds meant to buy equipment to boost the fight against
Boko Haram, operatives of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) have
refused to free him.
In the latest such episode, the third such incident, the
operatives arrested Dasuki on Wednesday after Justice Peter Affem of an Abuja
high court granted him bail.
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Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court also in
Abuja had granted the ex NSA bail on November 3 in the charges of unlawful
possession of firearms but the bail was on November 4 scuttled by the SSS who
instead of obeying court order laid siege on his Asokoro Residence and placed
him under house arrest.
The claim of the security agents was that Dasuki was being
investigated on another matter. He was later arraigned before justice Yusuf
Baba of the Abuja High court on breach of trust an was granted bail but which
was also refused to be obeyed by the security operatives.
Raji said such actions by the DSS were an affront to the
rule of law.
- CAJ News