Dasuki appeals to Acting CJN for speedy hearing of his bail appeal

Rtd. Col. Sambo Dasuki
Rtd. Col. Sambo Dasuki

Detained former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, retd, has prayed the Supreme Court to expedite hearing on two appeals he lodged against his continued detention by the Federal Government.

Dasuki, who has been in custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, since December 29, 2015, is challenging Federal Government’s refusal to release him on bail as ordered by different courts of competent jurisdiction.
In a letter he forwarded to Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, the former NSA, through his lead counsel, Mr. J.B. Daudu, SAN, begged the apex court to accelerate hearing on his bail request in order to stop the government from further infringing on his fundamental human rights.
He told the Acting CJN that the two pending appeals which he filed in August were in compliance with the Supreme Court practice directions.
In the letter dated November 30 and received by the apex court on December 6, Dasuki, further prayed the court to exercise its discretion in his favour by granting quick determination of the two appeals because of their peculiar nature.
Daudu, in the letter, recalled that his client was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on charges of breach of trust, criminal misappropriation and sundry offences before two high courts of the Federal Capital Territory between September and December last year.
He stated that following a not guilty plea by his client, the two courts granted him bail and the conditions perfected by the appellant.
The letter explained that no sooner had Dasuki perfected his bail conditions than the DSS operatives swooped on him and abducted him at Kuje Prison gate.

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