Following the reason why the order regarding the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, was not adhered to, Justice Adeniyi Ademola of a Federal High Court in Abuja has on monday summoned the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to explain.
Despite an earlier ruling, gaven by Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja, permitting the retired colonel to travel abroad for medical treatment, Justice Adeniyi had on Friday reacted angrily to the siege on Mr. Dasuki’s house.
“My own orders will not be flouted” the judge said while reacting to the seige, re-iterating his stance that the former security chief be allowed to travel for medical treatment.
The judge, who had earlier instructed the AGF to be present at the court for Monday’s hearing, held that the matter would require Mr. Malami’s presence to continue.
Meanwhile, counsel to Mr Malami, Tayo Abidogu, has asked the court to give more time to his client, during Monday’s hearing, explaining that the AGF was still new in office and would need to be briefed about the developments.
He noted that his client had a high degree of respect for the rule of law, and added that the court should give them time to be briefed properly on the matter.
Counsel to Mr. Dasuki, Joseph Daudu, however said he had no objection to the plea for time, but requested that the said time be of considerable length.
The request for the court to grant Mr. Malami two weeks was however not granted as the presiding judge has adjourned the case till November 23 for hearing.