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NBA, SANs argue against Dasuki, Kanu's re-arrest

04 January 2016, 08:11

Abuja - The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), along with other leading journalists, have argued against the Presidential Committee over President Buhari's insistence that former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki and Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu remain detained despite being granted bail.

The Presidential Committee, led by Professor Itse Sagay, had previously stated that the Federal Government was not in conflict with the rule of law as any bail granted to persons in court was completely related to the charge for which they appeared, Vanguard has reported.

The Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) has lambasted this sentiment, however, coming out as saying that the re-arrests of the two accused were in contravention of an accused's presumption of innocence and a mockery of democracy which is anchored in the law and the separation of powers within the state.

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The utterances follow shortly after President Buhari's media chat, in which he justified his resolution to keep the two men detained, saying that they would jump bail if given the opportunity.

Augustine Alegeh, president of the NBA, however, has swung against Buhari's decision, saying that the Federal Government is not above the rule of law and that respect for the courts is an area which cannot be compromised.

Professor Sagay has vehemently defended Buhari, despite criticism, reiterating that if the re-arrest of an individual relates to fresh charges for which they were not granted bail, the rule of law is not breached and the right to arrest is therefore valid.

Read more at Vanguard

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