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Freedom denied: Supreme Court rules that Dasuki’s continued detention is in order

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Freedom denied: Supreme Court rules that Dasuki’s continued detention is in order

The Supreme Court on Friday denied an appeal by former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, challenging his continued detention by the Department of State Services (DSS).

Dasuki asked the court to suspend his trial until the government releases him.

However the Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous judgement read by Justice Ejembi Eko, that the appeal lacks merit.

The court said even though the former NSA had been granted bail by both the Federal High Court and the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory before which he is standing trials on separate charges, those bails had nothing to do with his detention by the DSS because it is the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that is prosecuting him.

It further said the bails granted Dasuki pertaining his EFCC charges have been obeyed, having been implemented by the Controller of Prison Kuje on December 29, 2015.

The court affirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeal, which earlier upheld the FCT High Court, where it said the EFCC was not liable for the detention of Dasuki by DSS.

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