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Senator tells Buhari to obey court orders to justify ICC honour as Dasuki awaits release

Senator tells Buhari to obey court orders to justify ICC honour as Dasuki awaits release

- President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged by Senator Shehu Sani to release Sambo Dasuki

- The senator said this will go along way to show President Buhari deserves the recent honour he received from International Crime Court

Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna central, on Wednesday, July 18, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to obey the court order to release Col. Sambo Dasuki.

Dasuki had been on trial for alleged diversion of funds meant for procurement of arms to combat the Boko Haram menace to the 2015 campaign of then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but on Monday, July 2, a Federal High Court in Abuja granted him a bail.

Sani, in a tweet, called on the Buhari government to obey the court order and release Dasuki.

According to him, it is the nation's pride for Buhari to be accorded the singular honour of a special invitation by the International Criminal Court. He said the president shuld justify such honour by ensuring that all hanging court orders are obeyed.

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Recall that earlier previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari's invitation to attend the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Rome Statute of International Criminal Court (ICC) was said to be an indication that Nigeria's support to the court is recognised and appreciated.

Sani wasn't the only one to call for Dasuki's release as earlier reported that Femi Falana has called on President Buhari to release Dasuki on bail “in strict compliance with the orders of the Federal High Court, of the Federal Capital Territory and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) court.

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Meanwhile, President Buhari delivered the keynote address for the 20th anniversary celebration of the International Criminal Court (ICC), The Hague, Netherlands.

The full text of the speech was made public by the president’s special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina.

The president pointed out that the ICC was established to hold people accountable for crimes against humanity, war crimes, crimes of genocide and aggression. He called for increased cooperation and financial resources from the ICC’s member states; and also urged states not to politicise the decisions of the court.

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