-Release our brother as the court has pronounced – Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki Progressive Association
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Dasuki’s family accuses Buhari’s govt of unduly humiliating their brother
The Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki Progressive Association, Sokoto, has charged the Federal Government to obey court order and release the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) on bail.
The association, in a statement issued on Friday by its Secretary- General, Kabiru Auwal, said the judiciary should be allowed to perform its functions without undue interference by the executive.
The group said no nation develops in the absence of rule of law.
The association further said: “FG’s sheer disregard for the rule of law in the last two years, especially as it affects Sambo Dasuki’s incarceration has become worrisome to the Dasuki family.
“No nation develops in the absence of rule of law, in which case her extant laws and judicial structures are respected and devoid of sentimentality and grudging impunity.
“Dasuki should be allowed to enjoy his bails except if the intention of government is to kill him in detention,” it added.
The association described Dasuki as one who had sacrificed his life and meritoriously served the nation in various capacities before his appointment as the NSA by the previous administration.
“It is public knowledge that Dasuki had served the administrations of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and Gen. Ibrahim Babangida but was against dictatorial regime of the late Gen. Sani Abacha, before he sought asylum outside the country where he teamed up with other Nigerians in the Diaspora to campaign against that military dictatorship and entrenchment of democracy.
“We and other right-thinking members of his family have deliberately remained silence on his ordeals and persecution, hoping in a democratic government, rule of law would be adhered to.
“But surprisingly in over two years that Sambo Dasuki has been unlawfully and illegal detained without any court order or warrant, he has been subjected to media trial, scandalized, criminalized, insulted and humiliated not through any court of justice but from the propaganda of the current administration through media trials of falsehood.”
The group also recalled President Muhammadu Buhari statement during the beginning of his tenure as President: “as far as the constitution allows me, I will try to ensure that there is responsible and accountable governance at all levels of government in the country. For I will not have kept my own trust with the Nigerian people, if I allow others abuse theirs under my watch.”