Monday, 14 March 2016

Dasuki Gate: Court Orders The Release Of Col. Nicholas Ashinze

The High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to release Col. Nicholas Ashinze with immediate effect, a former aide to the immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), who has been in detention since December 23, 2015.
While delivering the ruling Today, ‎Justice Yusuf Haliru ordered the commission to release Ashinze on self-recognition and also release all the documents and items the anti-graft agency seized from the house of the applicant.
In his ruling, the Judge held that detaining Ashinze for over three months without trial was “‎illegal, wrongful, unlawful and constituted a blatant violation of the fundamental rights of the applicant.”