Sowore/Dasuki release: The act by FG was to set an example that it adheres to the rule of law – Presidency
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration ordered the release of Sambo Dasuki and Omoyele Sowore despite not agreeing to the verdict of the court.
According to Garba who spoke during an interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday,the act by the Federal Government was to set an important example to the world that it adheres to the rule of law.
“The government is not compromising anything. The government wants to set an important example of obedience to the law even when you disagree with what the court says you should do,” he said.
While Dasuki was arrested in December 2015, Sowore was rearrested on December 5 after his initial arrest on August 5.
Although both men regained their freedom on Tuesday, the Attorney General of Justice and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said the release was in compliance with subsisting court orders.