24 hours after the ECOWAS court ordered the Nigerian government to release and pay fifteen million in damages Col Sambo Dasuki(Rtd) for violating his fundamental human right, there are signs that the government is not in hurry to comply with the court order.
Salihu Isah, Special Assistant on media to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, told our correspondent that the government has not complied as directed because it needed to understand the content of the court’s proceedings and judgment.
His words: “We cannot just react. We will first of all study the judgment to understand its content before taking a stand,”
Asked how long it will take the goverment to study the content of the court ruling, Mr. Salihu Isah, said, he does not know.
Recall that Sambo Dasuki has been detention since December 2015, however, the ECOWAS court on Tuesday ordered his release, describing the detention as “unlawful and an arbitrary violation of his fundamental human rights”.
Mr. Joseph Daudu, counsel to Dauki insists that President Buhari through his comments on the presidential media chat in January 2016, confirmed that he was behind his ordeal. President Buhari had said that Dasuki and Nnamdi Kanu would not be allowed on bail because they would jump bail.