Embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has accused President Buhari of being behind his continued detention despite two federal high courts granting him bail in December last year. According to Premium Times, Dasuki made the allegation through his counsel, Joseph Daudu, at the resumed hearing of his trial today February 26th.
Dasuki said while responding to a question during his media chat last year, pres. Buhari said that himself and Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB, were still in detention because they could jump bail if they are released.
Dasuki argued that this is a contempt of court order as two courts had already granted him bail.
Dasuki tendered several newspaper publications where Buhari was quoted as saying he should not be allowed to go home even if granted bail by any court because he might jump bail. Dasuki appealed to the presiding judge, Justice Peter Affen, to enforce his order which granted him bail in December last year.
He argued that the claims by the Federal government that he was being held by the SSS and not the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) could not hold water because the federal government was the complainant in the charge against him and that both the SSS and EFCC are agents of the Federal Government.
Counsel to the Federal Government, Rotimi Jacob however dismissed the submissions by Dasuki through his lawyer. Rotimi said that the federal government did not disobey the court on the ground that on the day he fulfilled in bail applications, he was released from Kuje prison but was immediately arrested by another government agency.
He argued that the newspaper evidence tendered by Dasuki and his counsel were not tenable before the court because they were not certified as required by law.
Justice Affen after hearing both arguments, fixed March 4, 2016 for the next hearing on the case