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Dasuki’s Release Imminent As Judge Signs Bail Application

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The former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) may regain his freedom any moment from now.

This is because a Federal High Court Judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, yesterday, formally endorsed the bail application granted him on July 2, 2018. Dasuki has been in detention camp of Department of State Security Service (DSS) since December 29, 2015 when he was rearrested by security operatives.

Justice Ojukwu endorsed the bail application after Dasuki perfected all the conditions imposed on him by the court.

The ex-NSA, through his associates and well-wishers perfected the bail terms which were verified by the officials of the court.

The endorsement of Justice Ojukwu by signing the bail papers has cleared the way for Dasuki’s release.

After over two years in detention, the Court had on July 2, 2018 admitted Dasuki on bail in the fundamental human rights suit filed by him. He had applied to the court to admit him to bail on the ground that his detention since 2015 without trial was a breach of his fundamental right to freedom of liberty.

Although charges were filed against Dasuki by the federal government in four different High Courts, he was granted bails by the courts but was not allowed to enjoy the bail. The ECOWAS Court of Justice had also ordered his release and imposed a fine of N15 million on the federal government for his unlawful detention but yet the government did not comply with the verdict.

However, in the latest judgement, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu ordered that Dasuki be released on bail in the sum of N200million and two sureties in the like sum. The court said that one of the sureties must be a  federal government employee with not less than grade level 16. In the event of a private person standing as the surety, the court held that the person must have landed property in Abuja.

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