Dasuki, IPOB Involves ECOWAS Court To Tackle Cases Of Illegal Detention In Nigeria

It appears as though the Nigerian legal system has become totally questionable to the point that it takes the ECOWAS court to step in and render justice to Nigerians.

The Dasuki case is one proof that Nigerians perhaps have no faith in her legal system.

The reports on Monday says that the Community Court of the Economic Community of West African States has declared the arrest and continued detention of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), as unlawful, arbitrary and a violation of his right to liberty.

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Dasuki is a prominent name in the fraudulent case of the infamous arms deal. 3 different courts granted Dasuki release on bail. However, the Federal government still arrested and detained him for no identifiable charge. In other words disregarding the verdict of as much as 3 courts.

They also noted that the authorities were wrong in searching his properties without a warrant. On that note, the court ordered his release; and that of his confiscated properties. ECOWAS court also awarded N15 million damages against the Federal Government.

On the other hand, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has also stated their plan to take Nnamdi Kanu’s case to the West African court.

The decision to involve the ECOWAS court could be the aftermath of Justice John Tosho’s resignation from Kanu’s case; making him the second to do so.

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Signed by its Media and Publicity Secretary, an official IPOB statement read thus:

“We IPOB and Directorate of State, DOS, IPOB, have concluded plans to take the continued illegal detention of our leader and Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu to the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, court to seek justice for him since the courts in Nigeria have decided not to give him justice…”

The statement also insinuated that Tosho’s resignation was to save himself from embarrassment; worse still when the Nigerian government has a bad case from all angles. The statement also said that the resignation was a ploy to prolong Kanu’s case.

“We know that he (Tosho) is still working with the Federal Government and Department of State Services, DSS, to convict Mr. Kanu either by hook or by crook.”