The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malam has said he is not in support of the continuous incarceration of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki by the federal government.

Dasuki, who is standing trial on allegations of money laundering and illegal possession of firearms both at the Federal High Court and the FCT High Court in Abuja, was admitted to bail and was released after perfecting conditions attached to the bail.

But he’s still held in custody by the federal government.

Also, the federal government refused to obey the order of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, which had ordered it to recognise Dasuki’s bail.

However, following allegations that he (Malami) had in an interview he granted to an online media outfit, insisted that Dasuki, would not be allowed to enjoy any form of freedom, in view of the gravity of offence levied against him, an Abuja based constitutional lawyer, Johnmary Jideobi, consequently dragged Malami to court.

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The plaintiff had in his suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/807/2018, predicated his prayers on the grounds that Malami by that singular act have conducted himself in an unprofessional manner.

However, Malami in his response to the legal action denied conducting himself in an unprofessional manner, adding that at no time did he
advised the president or the federal government to continue to keep the defendant in custody.

Malami, in a five-paragraphed affidavit he filed before the court, told the court that he never rendered legal advice to President Muhammadu Buhari, FG, or any of its agencies in contravention of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.

To further exonerate himself, Malami, in the affidavit that was deposed to by a senior lawyer in his chambers, Ballah Ali, told the court that he was the one that persuaded FG to release the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB),  Nnamdi Kanu, on bail.

He said he also convinced FG to pay N135 million as compensation to families of deceased and injured victims of the invasion of an uncompleted building in Apo area of Abuja by DSS in 2013, sequel to the recommendation of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

Consequently, he urged the court to dismiss the suit that was lodged against him by an Abuja based constitutional lawyer, Johnmary Jideobi.

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