- The wife to the former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has petitioned the Nigerian Bar Association over his continued detention
- Dasuki's wife, Bintu and his son in the petition accused the attorney general of federation of exhibiting unprofessional conduct likely to cause anarchy in Nigeria
- They alleged that Malami exhibited disobedience to the lawful order of court by the federal government
The family of a former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has dragged the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, before the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) over alleged unprofessional conducts and utter disregard of law.
The petition filed by Dasuki's family on the continued detention of the former NSA accused Malami of exhibiting unprofessional conduct likely to cause anarchy in Nigeria.
Dasuki's family also accused Malami of promoting disobedience to the lawful order of court by the federal government.
The petition dated July 23, 2008 and signed by Dasuki's wife, Bintu, his son, Abubakar Dasuki and his nephew, Umar Dahiru was received by the NBA the same day.
It alleged that the AGF made unsalutary and unprofessional statement to denigrate the court.
The petition said the AGF's statement violates the constitution and encourage the continued breach of the fundamental human rights of Dasuki who has been clamped into the detention since December 2015.
The family also called for an investigation into FG resolve to comply with any order of court admitting the former NSA to bail.
The petitioned was copied to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee, and Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee.
The family recalling Dasuki's 21 years service in the Nigerian Army; Managing Director Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company (NSPMC) and later as National Security Adviser to the immediate past administration, they stated that Mr Dasuki in his lifetime has not been convicted of any crime till date.
The petition noted the latest judgement of Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu on the Federal High Court which on July 2, 2018 admitted Mr Dasuki to bail upon a discovery that his detention was a breach of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and that of the fundamental right of the Ex-NSA.
The Dasuki family claimed that upon meeting the bail condition, the warrant of release of Dasuki on bail signed by the court was served on the Director General of SSS and the Attorney General for their compliance with the order of the court.
The family, however, informed the NBA in the petition that rather than complying with the order of the court, the AGF as the Chief Law Officer of the Federation made unsalutory and unprofessional remarks that the order of the court as relates to Mr Dasuki would not be obeyed by the federal government.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, on Monday, July 2, granted bail to 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).
The new bail granted him would be the sixth one granted him by trial judge, Justice Ojukwu who described the continuous detention of the Dasuki for the last two and half years as ‘an aberration to the rule of law and the contrition’.
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