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Apprehension has once again rent the air over appeal court order, granting the detained former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, bail.
The apprehension arose from fears whether the federal government will obey the latest order.
The Appeal Court in Abuja declared that the detention of Dasuki since December 29, 2015 by the Department of State Security (DSS) was illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional.
In the Certified True Copy of the judgment sighted by this reporter, the appellate court ordered his immediate release on conditional bail.
A fine of N5m was awarded against the secret police as compensation for breach of Dasuki’s fundamental rights from the long detention.
The appellate court held that the DSS and its Director General acted outside their constitutional powers.
In a unanimous judgment of a 3 – man panel of justices of the court led by Justice Tinuade Akomolafe- Wilson, the court held that the fundamental rights of the ex-NSA had been brazenly and brutally breached by the prolonged detention without trial in any fresh charge or investigation, contrary to the provisions of the 1999 constitution.
Dasuki was subsequently admitted to bail in the sum of N100m and two sureties in the like sum.
The two sureties shall be serving public servants not below the status of level 16 in either state or public service of the federal or any of its agencies and shall produce a valid documents of his or her status to the registrar of the federal high court in Abuja.
Other conditions include, each surety must be resident within the jurisdiction of the high court and other physical address must be verified by the court registrar and shall also produce two recent passport size photographs in addition to deposing to affidavit of means.
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