ECOWAS court adjourns ‘indefinitely’ on Dasuki’s case against FG

An Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court, on Wednesday, adjourned its judgement on an unlawful detention suit brought by former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), against the federal government.

The former NSA dragged FG to the ECOWAS court for unlawfully detaining him since December last year.

Dasuki prayed the court to order the government to release him from detention and to pay a compensation of N500 million for his detention, unlawful invasion of his house, seizure of properties and infringement on his rights.

The ECOWAS court, presided over by Justice Friday Nwoke, had on May 16 adjourned its judgement till Wednesday after closing arguments by parties involved in the case.

Both parties, journalists and other observers on reaching the court were informed that the judgement was not yet ready and that the new date would be announced when the verdict is ready.

About twelve security officials stationed at the court turned back lawyers and others, saying that the management of the court had mandated them to inform the public that the judgment isn’t ready.

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