Lagos lawyer Femi Falana has called on the federal government to obey court orders & immediately release embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and Biafran leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Falana made the call in a statement which he released over the weekend. In the statement, Falana said President Buhari will be disregarding the rule of law if Dasuki and Kanu are still being detained despite being granted bail by a Federal court.
“The decision of the SSS to ignore the order admitting Col. Dasuki to bail coupled with the failure to re-arraign him on fresh charges is tantamount to impunity in every material respect.
If the federal government were aggrieved by the order admitting Col. Dasuki to bail it should have challenged it in the Court of Appeal. Much as the Nigerian people are fully behind the Buhari Administration in the patriotic move to recover the looted wealth of the nation, the federal government should be advised to ensure that the procedure for the loot recovery meets the tenets of the rule of law. The order admitting the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, to bail should also be complied with.
If the federal government has other charges against both suspects (Messrs. Kanu and Dasuki) it should file them in the court. There is no provision for keeping criminal suspects at the pleasure of security officials. Meanwhile, all valid and subsisting orders made by courts in favour of criminal suspects should be obeyed without further delay,” the statement read in part.