President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has admitted on a Channels TV program that the government’s decision to release Sowore and Dasuki was to set an important example to the world that it adheres to the rule of law.
He further explained that the current administration ordered Sowore and Dasuki’s release despite not agreeing to the verdict of the court because it wanted to set precedence.
He said: “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.”
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami in a statement released on Tuesday had ordered the release of Dasuki and Sowore.
Malami had said the decision to release Sowore and his co-accused was in compliance with the bail granted the two by the court.