Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution in Abuja on Friday said that the Federal Government is not detaining Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) indefinitely. The presidential aide gave his reason as to why Dasuki’s case has remained drawn out.
On Dasuki, he said;
“I can assure you that nobody is detaining Dasuki indefinitely.
“There has been a lot of manipulation, media propaganda giving the impression that the Federal Government has refused to release him on bail.
“It is not true; what happened was that he has several charges against him.
“The first charge was unlawful possession of fire arms which he was arrested and arraigned in the Federal High Court.
“He was granted bail and he met the bail conditions, but before he was released, the SSS arrested him for an offence that is unrelated to that one of unlawful possession.’’
On the alleged detention of suspects without trial
“People are arrested they know their rights, they do not know their left from right, they know what to do, they do not go to lawyers to help them out.
“In civilised Countries, people go to lawyers when they are arrested immediately they would tell you they want to talk to their lawyers.
“Basically that is the law and that is the constitutional provision which is superior to any other law.”