Abuja - The former National Security Adviser, Col
Mohammed Sambo Dasuki, has taken government the Economic Community of West
African States (ECOWAS) Court of Justice over his continued detention.
He has been detained without trial since December.
His counsel, Robert Emukpoeruo, said the former security
adviser was asking the ECOWAS Court to declare the detention unlawful
unconstitutional and a breach of his fundamental right.
Also read: Hell will break loose if Dasuki, others are harmed,
The applicant also prayed the court to declare action of
government in keeping him in dehumanising conditions unlawful and violation of
his right to dignity.
Government counsels objected to Dasuki’s case, arguing the
ECOWAS Court had no jurisdiction to enforce the bail conditions because it
could not sit as an appellate court to the Nigerian Court.
The hearing has been adjourned to April 11.
Dasuki was arrested for allegedly misappropriating funds
meant for the procurement of arms for the military.
State security has defied court orders to release him on
- CAJ News