$2.1b ArmsGate: Dasuki Demands N500m Damages at ECOWAS Court

Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd), has slammed a N500million suit on the Department of State Security (DSS), the Federal Government Nigeria’s secret Police at the ECOWAS Court in Abuja.

Dasuki is seeking an order of the court for his release following his continued detention.

He is demanding payment of the N500 million as damages for alleged infringement on his fundamental human rights.

The suit filed by his lawyer, Robert Emukpoeruo, who urged the court to declare, among others, that his continued detention was in defiance of court orders for his bail, and an abuse of his fundamental human rights.

He also prayed the court to hold that it was, “a most egregious violation of the treaty obligations” signed by Nigeria to have unlawfully detained him under a “de-humanizing condition” after he had been granted bail and met the conditions for his release.

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The applicant further asked the court to declare that the alleged invasion of his home in Abuja and Sokoto on July 16 and 17, 2015 and the “forceful and unlawful seizure” of his properties, “without any lawful order or warrant” violates his fundamental rights and offended the country’s treaty obligations as a signatory to the listed legal instruments.



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