- Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, finally regains freedom
- Dasuki regained freedom four years after he was detained over issues of alleged corruption
- The former NSA's lawyer, Ahmed Raji, confirms that his client has been released
At exactly 8.11 pm on Tuesday, December 24, Sambo Dasuki, National Security Adviser (NSA) in the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, was freed from detention.
Dasuki was released by the Department of State Services (DSS) following the order from the attorney-general of the federation and justice minister, Abubakar Malami, earlier in the day.
His eventual release was confirmed by his lawyer, Ahmed Raji, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
At the time of this report, Dasuki was about to leave the DSS centre.
Legit.ng reports that the DSS was earlier ordered by the federal government to release Dasuki and the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore.
Malami made this public in a statement on Tuesday, December 24.
Legit.ng gathered that Malami said the decision to release them was in compliance with the bail granted the two by the court.
The release of Dasuki took place minutes after the DSS released Sowore from detention.
Legit.ng also reported that Omoyele Sowore, an activist and journalist, in the evening of Tuesday, December 24, spoke first time after leaving the facility of the DSS.
Sowore was quoted as thanking Nigerians for supporting him and making his freedom happen.
He was quoted as saying: “The only thing is to Thank Nigerians; they made this happen; they should not relent…Nobody can take a people who are determined for granted.”
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