Breaking: Federal Government orders the immediate release of Dasuki, Sowore from DSS custody

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The Federal Government has ordered the release of publisher Sahara reporters and the convener #Revolutionnow movement Omoyele Sowore and the former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki from the custody of the Darpartment of State Service (DSS).

Sambo Dasuki was the National Security Advicer under the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan, he was arraigned in court by this present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari  for  allegedly masterminding the $2 billions arms deal, while Omoyele Sowore was arrested on the 5th of August for spearheading a revolution against the federal government tagged #Revolutionnow protest, he was arraigned in court for money laundering and for other offences including cyberstalking  President Buhari.

Sowore was released after meeting his stringent bail conditions, only to be rearrested by the operatives of the DSS on 6th December within the court premises.

Both men have been granted bail at different times by the court, but yet to regain freedom. a situation that attracted series of protest and condemnations from different quarters.

Speaking in a statement released today Tuesday December 24th, Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami said this.

It Reads:

“The office of the honourable Attorney General of the Federation has reviewed the pending criminal charges against the duo of Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) and Omoyele Sowore.

Whilst the Federal High Court has exercised its discretion in granting bail to the Defendants in respect of the charges against them, I am also not unmindful of the right of the Complainant/Prosecution to appeal or further challenge the grant of bail by the court having regards to extant legal provisions, particularly Section 169 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.

However, my office has chosen to comply with the court orders while considering the pursuit of its rights of appeal and/or review of the order relating to the bail as granted or varied by the courts.

“In line with the provisions of Sections 150(1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), and in compliance with the bail granted to Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) (as recently varied by the Court of Appeal) and the bail granted to Omoyele Sowore, I have directed the State Security Services to comply with the order granting bail to the Defendants and effect their release.

The two defendants are enjoined to observe the terms of their bail and refrain from engaging in any act that is inimical to public peace and national security as well as their ongoing trial which will run its course in accordance with the laws of the land.

I wish to reiterate again the utmost regard of my office for the entire judicial structure of Nigeria.

This administration remains unrelenting in deepening the rule of law and the administration of justice in general.”