Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, was at the Federal High Court, in Abuja, on Friday, to show moral support to an absent former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
The event was the ruling by Justice Ademola Adeniyi, over the continued siege on Dasuki’s home by the Department of State Security.
Justice Adeniyi would rule that the former NSA should be allowed to travel abroad for medical treatment and also invited the Attorney-General to explain why the Federal Government disobeyed the initial ruling.
Fani-Kayode, who said he was in court to show solidarity to Dasuki, said: “I have come here to express solidarity with the former NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, and I am outraged about the way in which he has been treated.”
“All of us worked together particularly during the presidential campaign even though we lost the election. It is most important that we stand by our own. I think that it is a little bit disconcerting when security agents camp at somebody’s gate and court orders are breached.”
“I am happy that in this country, we have the rule of law and people can come to court when their rights are being violated. I am here to stand in complete solidarity with him. It is very important for him and all these people who are being marginalised, criminalised or intimidated in this country today to know that they are not alone.”
“Some of us have been through this over a period of time. We have been through persecutions in this country. It is at a time like this that you know who your real friends are. Dasuki is a good man, he is a man we have absolute faith in. He is a man of the future and we stand strong with him. That is why I am here today.”