Home, Sweet Home For Sowore, Dasuki
ElevateNews takes a look at the freedom of Omoyele Sowore and Sambo Dasuki.
They knew not that they would celebrate the Christmas with their families but freedom came like a gift on the day they least expected.
Whatever charges the Federal Government may be having against the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki and the Publisher of the Sahara Reporter, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, it is only fair that they get a fair trial.
No matter how weighty their offences might look, in a true democracy, the rule of law should prevail. And I think this happened on Tuesday after a lot of calls within and outside that the government should respect the court order.
Dasuki has been in the custody of the Department of State Service almost four years for allegedly diverting the $2.1 billion security funds into political campaigns during the last administration of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
Sowore had spent more than 60 days in the DSS custody over various charges bordering on treason.
For convening and organising a #RevolutionNow protest, Sowore was picked up by the operatives of the DSS and was detained despite a court granting him bail.
Both were granted bails by the Federal High Courts, Abuja but the DSS who is representing the Federal Government interest refused to obey the court orders.
The operatives went to the extent of invading the court to abduct an applicant, Mr Sowore against the court order.
Of course, the international community did not keep quiet on this arbitrary disobedience to the court order and outright disrespect to the judiciary.
Various calls by the US government that the Nigerian Government should respect the rule of law was rebuffed while the presidency also defended this absurdity.
Sometimes, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Abubakar Malami asked the DSS to transfer Sowore’s case to his office but noted that he did not have the power to order the release of Sowore from DSS custody.
But it sounds ridiculous that the same minister who said he had no power suddenly developed the power, directing the department to release the captives on Tuesday, the Christmas Eve.
Where are the faces of sycophants who have never seen anything wrong in this travesty?
I advise that they hide their faces but because sycophancy has since become their ideology, they may want to live with it even beyond this administration.
Dasuki and Sowore’s freedom is long overdue, yet it is a good time for the freedmen to celebrate with their families.
Sowore’s mother and wife who had been crying so loud over the continuous incarceration of their son and husband were so happy to receive him.
Also, Dasuki’s family could not wait to receive him as the former NSA joined his children and wife to celebrate Christmas.
While Dasuki said that his detention would not make him to hate Buhari as it is the act of God, Sowore is unrelenting in his call for revolution.