Detained former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (red) has petitioned the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) over his continued detention and uterrances by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Malam Abubakar Malami (SAN), justifying Federal Government disobedience to court orders, admitting him to bail.
He is praying the association to carry out an investigation and sanction the Minister over his unprofessional conducts and utter disregards to the rule of law.
The family of the detained ex-National Security Adviser, in the petition, accused Malami of exhibiting unprofessional conduct likely to cause anarchy in the country through his promotion of disobedience to the lawful order of courts by the Federal Government.
In the petition dated July 23, 2018 and received by the NBA the same day, Malami was alleged to have made an unprofessional statement to denigrate the court, violate the constitution and encourage the continued breach of the fundamental human rights of Dasuki who has been clamped into detention since December 29, 2015.
The family also wanted Malami to be investigated in the resolve of the Federal Government not to comply with any order of court admitting the former NSA to bail.
In the petition copied the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC), and Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC), the family regretted that Dasuki had been unjustly detained without a lawful order for almost three years by the federal government.
The petition signed by his wife, Hajia Bintu Sambo Dasuki; his son, Abubakar Atiku Dasuki and his nephew, Senator Umar Dahiru, explained that the ordeal of Dasuki started when Buhari’s government came tomorrow in 2015 with unlawful invasion of his houses in Abuja and Sokoto during which his vital properties including vehicles were carted away by the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).
The petition also chronicled how Dasuki was arraigned before a Federal High Court and other High Courts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on various charges but was granted bail by the judges claiming that the charges were bailable offences under the Nigerian law.
The petition explained that on December 29, 2015 when the bails conditions were perfected and warrant of release signed by the court, the operative of DSS stormed Kuje Prison in Abuja and immediately rearrested the ex-NSA and had since clamped him in their detention camp.
Dasuki’s family also recalled several efforts made to persuade the Federal Government to obey court orders and respect the rule of law on the issue of the ex-NSA through the court and noted that the family was advised to apply for enforcement of his fundamental rights in court.
The family therefore called on the NBA to intervene to rescue Dasuki from the shackles of detention, adding the body should speak out and take decisions and actions that will compel the Federal Government to respect the rule of law and obey the order of the court that admitted him to lawful bail.