Wednesday, November 16, 2016

I Doubt If FG Said Dasuki Could Attend Father's Burial- Lawyer

A senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Ahmed Raji and counsel to the detained former National Security Adviser, retired Colonel Mohammed Sambo Dasuki has taken the Federal Government to task on the purported offer granted Dasuki to allow him travel to Sokoto to attend the burial of his late father and 18th Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki who was buried on Tuesday.

The counsel who spoke with the judiciary journalist at the FCT High Court Abuja said that the purported offer was doubtful because none of his lawyers was contacted on the issue.

He said: “As his counsel, we are not aware of that offer. Our client has not told us anything of that nature. We would have expected that if such a gesture was going to be made to him we as his counsel should have been involved so that we can advise him properly. As I am speaking to you, I am hearing of this for the first time.”

Raji said there was no basis for the continued detention of Dasuki by government having being granted bail by three different high courts in Abuja in the charges against him as well as the order of the ECOWAS court for his unconditional release in the case for the enforcement of his fundamental rights to freedom of liberty.

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