The Presidency has explained the reasons for releasing former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and Omoyele Sowore, the organizer of Revolution Now Movement.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, ‘ explained that the current administration ordered Sowore and Dasuki’s release, despite not agreeing to the verdict of the court because it wanted to set precedence’.
Featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, Shehu said the act by the Federal Government was to set an important example to the world that it adheres to the rule of law.
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He said: “The government is not compromising anything. The government wants to set an important example of obedience to the law even when you disagree with what the court says you should do.”
Recall that the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami in a statement released on Tuesday had ordered the release of Dasuki and Sowore.
Malami had said the decision to release Sowore and his co-accused was in compliance with the bail granted the two by the court.
DAILY POST had reported that Sowore has remain in custody of the Department of State Service, (DSS), since he started this revolution earlier in the year.
Even though he has been granted bail by court , the secret police still kept him locked up.
A few weeks ago, Malami ordered the DSS not to get involve in the prosecution of Sowore.
As compiled by Knight Fredel
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