ECOWAS Community Court of Justice Commence Hearing On Case By The Former NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki

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The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, has commenced hearing on the case brought before it by the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki  over alleged violation of his fundamental human rights.

The court declared that the application of Dasuki is admissible to the ECOWAS community court of justice and ruled that it has jurisdiction to entertain the suit.

Presiding Judge, Justice Friday Chijioke Nwoke ruled that the objection by the  government and the request that the case court lacked jurisdiction to entertain the matter has no basis.

He said there is no ambiguity that the applicant is seeking enforcement of his right to freedom and not on the issue of his trial for any alledged offence before any Nigeria court.

The ECOWAS court said that it was not out to decide the issue of whether the applicant is guilty of the charges against him in the Nigerian courts or not but simply to ascertain whether his fundamental rights to liberty having been granted bail in criminal matters and rearrested since last year and kept in an unknown place constitute an abuse of his rights to freedom.


The Court therefore fixed may 17 and 18 2016 to commence hearing on the matter.

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