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Why We Ordered Release Of Sowore, Dasuki – FG



The Federal Government has revealed that the order to the Department of State Security Service (DSS) to launch the duo of Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) and Omoyele Sowore is in compliance with the bail granted to them by the Federal High Court.

In an announcement signed personally by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, the DSS has been directed to adjust to the order granting bail.

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The Office of the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation has reviewed the pending prison costs towards the duo of Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) and Omoyele Sowore.

Whilst the Federal High Court has exercised its discretion in granting bail to the Defendants in respect of the fees towards them, I’m additionally not unmindful of the proper of the Complainant/Prosecution to attraction or additional problem the grant of bail by the courtroom having regards to extant authorized provisions, notably Section 169 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.

However, my Office has chosen to adjust to the courtroom orders whereas contemplating the pursuit of its rights of attraction and/or evaluate of the order regarding the bail as granted or different by the courts.

In line with the provisions of Sections 150(1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), and in compliance with the bail granted to Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) (as just lately different by the Court of Appeal) and the bail granted to Omoyele Sowore, I’ve directed the State Security Services to adjust to the order granting bail to the Defendants and impact their launch.

The two Defendants are enjoined to look at the phrases of their bail and chorus from participating in any act that’s inimical to public peace and nationwide safety in addition to their ongoing trial which is able to run its course in accordance with the legal guidelines of the land.

I want to reiterate once more the utmost regard of my Office for your entire judicial construction of Nigeria. This administration stays unrelenting in deepening the rule of regulation and the administration of justice usually.



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