‘Dasuki Accounted For 100,000 Deaths, So We Can’t Release Him’ – FG

‘Dasuki Accounted For 100,000 Deaths, So We Can’t Release Him’ – FG
The FG will not honour Sambo Dasuki's bail
The FG will not honour Sambo Dasuki’s bail

The recent bail granted the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, will not be honoured by the Federal Government because his actions led to the deaths of over 100,000 Nigerians, according to the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami.
This will not be the first time that the FG will refuse honouring a bail duly granted Dasuki against the decision of multiple courts since he was arrested by the State Security Service (SSS) in December 2015, over alleged diversion of $2.1 billion from his office while he was in office.
Since his arrest, Dasuki has been granted bail multiple times by different courts with the latest on July 2, 2018, for which conditions were perfected but the Nigerian government has insisted that the bail will not be honoured because his case goes beyond the diversion of funds.
Speaking in an interview with the Voice of America, Hausa, Malami defended the decision of the FG not to release Dasuki.
Malami claimed allegations against Dasuki are a matter of public interest overriding an individual’s rights and as such, the bail cannot be honoured.
“What I want you to know is that issues concerning law and order under Muhammadu Buhari are sacrosanct and obeying a court order is compulsory,” Malami began.
“However, you should also know that there is a general consensus world over that where the dispute is only between individuals, then you can consider the issue based on the instant situation.
But if the dispute is about an issue that affects an entire nation, then you have to remember that government is about the people not for only an individual.
So you have to look at it from this perspective. If the issue about an individual coincides with that which affects the people of a nation and you are now saying the government did not obey a court order that infringes on a single person’s rights.
Remember we are talking about a person who was instrumental to the deaths of over one hundred thousand people.
Are you saying that the rights of one person is more important than that of 100,000 who lost their lives?
Reports have shown that there was massive mismanagement of funds meant for military hardware which the military could not access and that led to the death of many, embezzlement of the fund and because of that many people have lost their lives.
Obeying the court is not the issue per say. Are we going to take the issue of an individual more important than that of the people?
The government’s main responsibility is for and about the people. The essence of governance is to better the lives of its people. So you have to weigh it based on that; the rights of an individual or the rights of the people.”

Isaac Dachen Editor
Isaac Dachen is the Editor-In-Chief at Sabinews. He is a graduate of English and Public Relations. A social critic and political analyst, he is also a big, big Arsenal fan.
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