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DASUKI DEMANDS N15BN Plus PUBLIC APOLOGY FROM FG


Detained former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd), has dragged the Federal Government to an Abuja High Court challenging his incarceration in the custody of the Department of the State Security Service (DSS) since December last year.


In the new suit, Dasuki wants the court to order his immediate release from detention either conditionally or un-conditionally.

Dasuki, claimed that his fundamental right to freedom of liberty and dignity to life had been grossly violated by the federal government with his detention and as such prayed for an order of the court to compel the federal government to pay him N15 billion as general damages and compensation for his alleged illegal detention in violation of his rights as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution.

He also prayed the court to compel defendants in the suit to jointly and severally tender a public apology to him to be published in two national dailies for the violation of his rights.

He also wants the court to declare that his arrest and continuous detention since December 29, 2015 in the custody of the DSSS and NSA by officers of the federal government without allowing him access to his medical personnel, members of his family and without charging him to court within the time prescribed by law is wrongful, unlawful, un-constitutional and a violation of his right granted by the country’s constitution.

Credit: Thisdaylive

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