- There are indications that the former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki, might be released from jail anytime soon
- This is as the Court of Appeal in Abuja has ordered the federal government to release the former NSA
- The court also granted him bail worth N100 million, adding that he should provide sureties in like sum
Former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki, has been granted a N100 million bail by the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja.
The director-general of Department of State Services (DSS), and attorney-general of the federation (AGF) were mentioned as respondents in the suit, The Cable reports.
Demanding that Dasuki should provided sureties in like sum, the court which ordered his release said that they must have valuable properties located within its jurisdiction and that they must reside in Abuja.
Even more, the court requested that the sureties submit their affidavits with recent passport photographs affixed to them.
The judgment read: "Each of the sureties shall furnish evidence of ownership of property in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) worth N100,000.00.
“Where there is need for any interview with the Applicant by the Respondents in respect of those allegations, the Appellant shall not be detained and such interview shall be conducted on working days only, between 9.00 hours to 18.00 hours.
“The International passport of Applicant shall remain with the Deputy Chief Registrar of the court below for the time being.
“When those conditions are complied with, the Chief Registrar or Deputy Chief Registrar of the court below shall notify the respondents to that effect and the Applicant shall be released forthwith from custody of respondents.
“The Appellant shall he paid the sum of five million naira (5,000,000.00) compensation by the respondents for his unlawful arrest and detention in consonance with section 35(6) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) had called on President Muhammadu Buhari to release the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and Dasuki.
The president of CAN, Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, in a press conference at the Nigerian Baptist Convention, held at Baptist Seminary, Ogbomoso called on the president to also negotiate with Boko Haram terrorists for the release of Leah Sharibu and other girls held hostage.
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