Sagay supports NBA, insists immediate release of El Zakzaky, Dasuki

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Sagay supports NBA, insists immediate release of El Zakzaky, Dasuki

Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has called on the Federal Government to obey court orders regarding the detention of embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) and the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

Sagay was adding his voice to the recent calls by the Nigerian Bar Association for the release of Dasuki and El-Zakzaky.

The NBA had lambasted the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government over the continued detention of El-Zakyzaky and Dasuki despite court orders, which admitted them to bail.

“The NBA is appalled at the continued detention of certain individuals in blatant disobedience to court orders. Among these individuals are Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakyzaky and his wife, and also Col. Sambo Dasuki.

“While we recognize the seriousness of the charges in which individuals were held, we nevertheless viewed their continued detention as unjustified and contrary to the express court orders. We call on the government to without further delays respect theses orders,” NBA President, Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud, SAN, had said.

Adding his voice, the PACAC chairman agreed with the NBA regarding the prolonged probe of judges without trial.

He told Punch, “The court orders should be obeyed and I don’t know what reason the government has for not releasing them. If they have good reasons, they should canvass the reasons before the court and leave the court to decide.

“The Federal Government should hurry up and if they cannot file the adequate charges, then they should inform the people involved and allow them to continue with their careers on the bench.”

The PACAC chairman, however, disagreed with the NBA regarding the non-confirmation of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

“What makes Nigeria a laughing stock in the face of the world?

“It is clear that the President can appoint an acting head of any of the agencies and that has been done.

“It is also clear from the terms of Section 176 of the Constitution that the President can appoint a person outright head, not even acting, without consulting anybody”, he said.

 

Sagay supports NBA, insists immediate release of El Zakzaky, Dasuki

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