Dasuki’s Lawyer Begs Buhari To Obey Court Order
Counsel to the embattled former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), Mr. Ahmed Raji (SAN) has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to allow all accused persons who have been granted bail by the court to go and enjoy their freedom.
Dasuki is being tried over alleged diversion of funds meant for arms procurement in about three different courts. While one is before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, two others are before Abuja High Courts. Speaking in Abuja at the weekend, Raji said that he was too small to join words with the President. “I respect him (President Buhari) both in his personal and official capacity and I know that he means well for the country. “On the isolated case of my client – Sambo Dasuki, I plead with the president to allow him to enjoy his bail. I am too small to join words with the president of the country. I will only plead that he allows him to go on bail.”
The three courts trying Dasuki had, at various times, admitted him to bail on the different count charges preferred against him. Raji, however, noted that in law there is only judicial review of administrative actions and no executive review of judicial decisions.
“That is why I would beg the president to allow all those that have been granted bail to go and enjoy it. But I am not part of the call for the resignation of the president,” he said. Dasuki had, last Monday, perfected the bail condition granted him by Justice Peter Affen of an Abuja High Court.But shortly after his release from the Kuje Prison, Dasuki was rearrested by officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) at the prison gate. Buhari had, during a Presidential Media Chat last Wednesday, said Dasuki cannot be released at the moment.