A/Court Judgement Contradicts Supreme Court Cases, Says Keyamo
Lagos lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has described the non compliance by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to the rule of Law as impunity taken too far.
He said this on Friday, while reacting to the recent presidential media chat. “It was shocking to hear President Buhari say that his government will not obey the court’s decision that granted bail to both former National Security Adviser to former President of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Dasuki and the founder of Radio Brafra, Nnamdi Kanu.”
Sambo Dasuki, who was recently released on bail by the Department of State Services (DSS) has been rearrested shortly after being released from the Kuje Prison in Abuja.
The former NSA, who is standing trial in three different courts in Abuja for alleged money laundering offences running into billions of naira, was taken to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) but regained his freedom temporarily after being granted bail before he was rearrested.
“President Buhari is not treading the right path. Like my friend Mr Ebun said on Channels TV, it is a national shame. His crass lack of respect to the rule of Law is a call to anarchy.
“The president is desirous of fighting corruption but it must be within the purview of the law of the land. He ought to be a model to the entire nation especially for an administration that talks about positive change.
“Also, President Buhari’s influence in the visibly in the contradictions of the court rulings in election cases, take the case of Akwa Ibom State, the Appeal Court Judgement contradicts several known Supreme Court cases and the Nigerian Electoral Act.
“I believe it is high time the All Progressives Congress (APC) government allowed for complete independence of the judiciary,” Festus Keyamo, said, advising the Department of State Security to act in a lawful manner in the discharge of their assignments.