Dasuki Drags FG To Int’l Court, Seeks N500m Damages

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Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki has taken the Federal Government before an ECOWAS Court in Abuja seeking N500 million damages.

The suit was reportedly instituted by the former NSA’s lawyer, Robert Emukpoeruo.

Dasuki is urging the court to declare that his continued detention despite orders for bail granted him by three courts is an “unlawful, arbitrary and egregious violation” of his human rights.

He also wants the court to declare that the invasion of his home and correspondence on July 16 and 17, 2015 and the “forceful and unlawful seizure” of his properties, “without any lawful order or warrant” constitutes a gross violation of his fundamental rights.

Dasuki is at the center of a massive money laundering investigation and is alleged to have supervised the looting of $2.1 billion in funds which were meant for the procurement of arms for Nigeria’s military.

He was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) on December 1, 2015 and handed over to the EFCC the day after.

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