ADVERTISEMENT

'Releasing ex-NSA is dangerous,' FG tells ECOWAS court

The government made the submission in response to a 24-hour order given to it by the ECOWAS court to justify Dasuki's continued detention.

 

The government made the submission in response to a 24-hour order given to it by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) court to justify Dasuki's detention.

Dasuki, who has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS)  since his arrestin December, had dragged the Federal Government to the ECOWAS court to challenge his continued detention.

Counsel to the government, Dodo Kabiru, said releasing Dasuki would not be in the best interest of the country.

ADVERTISEMENT

“The Federal Republic of Nigeria has justified, with the evidence it has placed before the court, the detention of the applicant on ground of his own safety, and for the safety of other Nigerians by virtue of the security report received by the DSS,” he said.

“The position of the defence, which is not controverted by the applicant, is that the arms and ammunition recovered during the search is not the only arms and ammunition in the possession of the applicant.

“There is fear that he has more. There is intelligence report that some are yet to be recovered. That we fear he has more is a ground to hold him. There are on-going investigations which are revealing fresh facts concerning him.

“The right of an individual cannot supersede the security of a country when there is intelligence report to suspect the conduct of the individual. The applicant did not deny that these guns were recovered from his house," Kabiru added.

ADVERTISEMENT

He argued that “By Section 3 of the Firearms Act, CAP F28 LFN 2004," the Federal Government is justified to continue to hold Dasuki.

He said the section prescribes the arms that cannot be licensed for individual’s possession, pointing that the arms found in Dasuki's house fall into this category of prohibited arms.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

PSC denies social media post listing candidates for Police Constable recruitment

PSC denies social media post listing candidates for Police Constable recruitment

Tinubu's decisions are painful, will yield lasting benefits for Nigerians - Akpabio

Tinubu's decisions are painful, will yield lasting benefits for Nigerians - Akpabio

Reps to sanction Minister, NEMA DG for absence at committee's hearing

Reps to sanction Minister, NEMA DG for absence at committee's hearing

Minimum wage: Labour minister appeals to organised labour to be considerate

Minimum wage: Labour minister appeals to organised labour to be considerate

Presidency dismisses Onanuga’s announcement about Tinubu as false

Presidency dismisses Onanuga’s announcement about Tinubu as false

Court orders removal of Emir Sanusi from Kano palace

Court orders removal of Emir Sanusi from Kano palace

Tinubu will not address Nigerians in nationwide broadcast on his first anniversary

Tinubu will not address Nigerians in nationwide broadcast on his first anniversary

Shettima, Atiku, Ribadu attend funeral prayers for late Lamorde

Shettima, Atiku, Ribadu attend funeral prayers for late Lamorde

Cross River Assembly reinstates recently impeached Speaker Anyambem

Cross River Assembly reinstates recently impeached Speaker Anyambem

Pulse Sports

Olanrewaju Kayode Net Worth: Profile, Age, Salary, Wife, House, Cars, How Rich is he in 2024?

Olanrewaju Kayode Net Worth: Profile, Age, Salary, Wife, House, Cars, How Rich is he in 2024?

Naija Stars Abroad: Maduka Okoye justifies Finidi George's call, forgotten Super Eagles star dims red-hot Ademola Lookman, Osimhen

Naija Stars Abroad: Maduka Okoye justifies Finidi George's call, forgotten Super Eagles star dims red-hot Ademola Lookman, Osimhen

No space for Lookman, Osimhen as only two Africans make Forbes’ Top 50 highest-paid athletes

No space for Lookman, Osimhen as only two Africans make Forbes’ Top 50 highest-paid athletes

Lookman frontrunner for NFF Player of the Year after historic Europa League heroics

Lookman frontrunner for NFF Player of the Year after historic Europa League heroics

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT