Illegal Detention: Malami should apologise to Sowore, Dasuki

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has again reacted to the federal government’s position on the recent release of activist Omoyele Sowore and former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

In a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES, Mr Falana said the Nigerian government had no right to indefinitely detain a citizen for the offences that Mr Sowore and Mr Dasuki were accused of.

He said the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, should apologise to both men for the illegal detention.

Mr Falana also said the Nigerian constitution does not allow the federal government to solely determine what constitutes national security.

The arrests

Mr Dasuki, a retired Nigerian Army colonel, was arrested shortly after vacating office, as NSA on December 1, 2015 following an…

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