News : Court serves release warrant on DSS, AGF for Dasuki’s freedom

Sambo Dasuki

Court serves release warrant on DSS, AGF for Dasuki’s freedom

The Federal High Court in Abuja has formally served a warrant for the release of former National Security Agency, NSA, Sambo Dasuki on the Director-General (DG), of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mamman Daura and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

This is following the verdict delivered by the court on July 2 which granted the former NSA conditional bails which he perfected fully today.


According to PRNigeria, at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, a court bailiff from Federal High Court accompanied by the two sureties who stood for Dasuki officially served Daura and Malami with the warrant of release.

Although the sureties had anticipated that the detained ex-NSA would be handed over to them, sources, however, said that the DSS boss may need to contact the presidency before finally handing over Dasuki to the sureties in compliance with the judgment of the Federal High Court.

The warrant of release dated July 16, 2018 with a title ‘Verification of Bail Conditions’ and signed by Mba Nkem A. Omotosho, Deputy Chief Registrar was served on the SSS headquarters and the office of Minister of Justice in Abuja.

The warrant of release read in part: “Pursuant to the judgement Order made on Monday the 2nd day of July 2018 granted by his lordship, Hon Justice Ijeoma L. Ojukwu, directing various conditions to be fulfilled prior to the Release on Bail of the Applicant (Col. Sambo Dasuki Rtd).

“I have scrupulously verified the entire conditions of bail as ordered by his lordship and the three ambits are fulfilled.

“Hence, the respondents, the Director-General, State Security Services, and Attorney General of the Federation are hereby notified as directed by his lordship for the subsequent compliance of same.

“Attached herewith is the enrolled Order of the Court and all the necessary bail documents for your perusal and aggrandizement,” it concluded.