The court of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has ordered the federal government to pay N15m as compensation to Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), for his “unlawful arrest”.
The court described as “unlawful and arbitrary”, his arrest by the Department of State Services (DSS) after local courts had granted him bail.
Mr. Dasuki is facing multiple trials for alleged diversion of $2.1 billion meant for the purchase of arms in the immediate past administration.
He is also accused of illegal possession of fire arms.
He approached the ECOWAS court after he was rearrested by members of Nigeria’s State Security Service shortly after meeting his bail conditions in November last year.
He has remained in the custody of the SSS since his arrest.