Judiciary

Breaking: FG Orders Release of Dasuki, Sowore

            

The Federal Government has ordered the release of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore.

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami disclosed this in a statement released on Tuesday.

The Attorney General of the Federation said the decision to release them was in compliance with the bail granted the courts.

“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,” the statement read in part.

The former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, the first person to be incarcerated, was arrested over multi-billion dollar and naira slush funds that emanated from his office as National Security Adviser meant for the fight against insurgency was alleged to have ended up in politicians’ pockets for matters unrelated to security.

Sowore has been in custody of the Department of State Service, DSS, since he called for a revolution earlier in the year.

On December 9, 2019, DSS operatives had re-arrested Sowore at the Federal High Court in Abuja, less than 24-hours after granting him freedom.

FRCN Abuja

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