Dasuki Sues Buhari Government, DSS For Unlawful Detention, Seeks N5bn Damages



The detained former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), has again filed a fundamental human rights enforcement suit at the Federal High Court Abuja against the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Department of State Services (DSS), demanding his unconditional release from the custody of the latter.

In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/263/2018 and filed on March 15, 2018, Mr. Dasuki is also praying the court to order the three respondents to the suit to tender public apology to him in two widely published newspapers for the violation of his rights as enshrined under sections 34(1), 35(1), (4) & (5), 37 & 41(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended)”.

He is further asking for N5billion as “general damages and compensation” for the alleged violation of his fundamental rights.

The Director-General of the DSS, Lawal Daura, the DSS itself, and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), as respondents.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court will hear the mattet, however no date has been fixed for its hearing.

Recall that Dasuki has been detained by the DSS since December 29, 2015 without trial. The DSS has also disobeyed court rulings ordering the release of the former NSA.


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  1. Incarcerated Nigeria’s former Security Adviser sues Buhari’s government for unlawful detention | Matthews' Blog

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