Saturday, 23 July 2016

We are not detaining Dasuki indefinitely, says FG

Special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on prosecution, Okoi Obono-Obla, says the federal government is not detaining Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), indefinitely.
Obono-Obla, who said this while speaking with NAN in Abuja on Friday, explained that a media propaganda was being staged to “give the impression that the federal government has refused to release him on bail’’.
“I can assure you that nobody is detaining Dasuki indefinitely,” she said.
“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, for 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.”
Obono-Obla said the president is depending on the national prosecution coordinating committee to improve the standard of prosecuting public officers that have looted the country’s treasury.

He, however, said the anti-graft war should be seen as a collective fight, adding that the President needed the support of the judiciary, legislature and the public to succeed.

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