Supreme Court dismisses Dasuki’s appeal

Peter Bahago, Abuja

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Rtd Col Sambo Dasuki

Nigeria’s Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal filed by the former National Security Adviser, NSA Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), seeking to compel the Department of State Service, DSS to release him from detention.

The former NSA had challenged the validity of his trial while being detained by the DSS since December 29, 2015.

It would be recalled that on June 15, 2016, the Court of Appeal dismissed Col. Dasuki’s plea that his trial before Justice Hussein Yusuf of High Court of the Federal Capital Territory be suspended until the DSS obeyed a valid order granted by a court of competent jurisdiction which had granted him bail.

Not satisfied with the judgement of the appellate court,  Col Dasuki proceeded to the Supreme Court to seek redress.

Delivering judgement on the appeal on Friday, 2nd March 2018, the presiding Justice, Justice  Ejembi Eko dismissed the appeal for lacking in merit, describing it an abuse of court process.

That the appellant had engaged in diatribe against the Court of Appeal for expeditious determination of his own appeal is clearly symptomatic of malafide or ulterior purpose of this appeal” the court held.

The court also ordered that the matter be returned to Justice Hussein Yusuf of the FCT High Court Abuja for accelerated hearing.

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