President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Federal Government is not considering the release of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, from the Department of State Services (DSS) custody.
The president said Dasuki has multiple cases in court, which he must diligently face and resolve.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, told New Telegraph in Abuja that the issues on the shoulders of the former NSA were all complicated.
In response to claims that Buhari does not respect court orders and continues to keep Dasuki in detention, the presidential spokesman said, “the ex-NSA’s problem is not with President Buhari who I must say has the highest regard for the rule of law.”
Garba pointed out that Buhari remained the best friend of the rule of law and due process the country has so far seen.
“If five courts of the land are trying different cases in which a man is involved and one or two of those courts let the accused persons go home on bail, what happens with the other three cases?
“If you are a prisons controller, will you set that person free when you have three other judges directing that he be kept in detention?
“Colonel Dasuki faces a multiplicity of cases and, sadly for him, his hand appears to be showing in more of the cases as recent revelations from the ongoing investigation in the Office of the NSA has shown,” he added.
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