ECOWAS Court adjourns Dasuki’s case indefinitely

ECOWAS Court adjourns Dasuki's case indefinitely
The case of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, challenging his unlawfully detention by the Federal Government before the Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has been adjourned indefinitely.

Dasuki, for mer National Security Adviser (NSA) to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has been in custody  of the Department of the State Security Service (DSS) since December 2015.

The court, presided over by Justice Friday Nwoke on May 16 reserved judgment till June 29 after taking final argument from Mr. Robert Emukperuo, lawyer to Dasuki and federal government’s lawyer, Mr. Tijani Gazali.

But on Wednesday June 29, contrary to expectations of journalists, lawyers and other observers who were present at the regional court in Abuja, the much awaited judgment was said not to be ready and that a new date for the judgment would be communicated to lawyers when ready.

It learnt that journalists, lawyers and observers were turned back at the court entrance by security men who disclosed to them that the court management had instructed them to tell everybody that judgment was not ready.

In the court action instituted by his counsel, Mr. Robert Emukpoeruo, Dasuki is asking the court to void his detention, seizure of his properties and to bar government from further keeping him in custody without a lawful court order.

he also prayed the court to award in his favor a sum of N500 million as compensatory damages for the alleged unlawful invasion of his house, detention, seizure of properties and infringement on his rights.

According to him, government had put him on trial in three different high courts on corruption charges where he was granted bail but was rearrested after bail.

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