Former NIA DG Urges AGF For Non Interference With Pending Court Proceedings

Former  NIA DG Urges AGF For Non Interference With Pending Court  Proceedings
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Mariam Sanni, Abuja

The Former Acting Director General of the National Intelligence Agency Ambassador Mohammed Dauda has urged  the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami  for Non- Interference with pending court  proceedings.

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This was made known in a letter dated 11th  January, 2022 written to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minster of Justice titled “APPEAL FOR NON-INTERFERENCE WITH PENDING PROCEEDINGS IN APPEAL NUMBERS CA/A/1009/2020 & CA/A/1037/2018 -DIRECTOR GENERAL NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY & ANOR V.

AMBASSADOR M. DAUDA”  by Kanu G. Agabi and Associates and signed by Kanu  Agabi  (CON), SAN.
It could be recalled that Mr Dauda, who was sacked in 2018. 

The former Nigerian ambassador to Chad challenged his removal in court, saying his dismissal from service did not follow due process and was wrongful.

Mr Dauda acted as head of the security agency from November 2017 to January 2018, when he was replaced by an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

He explained that this was following the removal from office of Mr Dauda as the Acting Director General of the National Intelligence Agency and his subsequent dismissal from service he challenged those actions taken against him at the National Industrial Court Abuja.

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He also appealed  to the AGF to ensure that his personal liberty is not compromised due to his ongoing legal tussle with the National Intelligence Agency.

The letter reads ”We are Solicitors to Ambassador M. Dauda on whose behalf we write. We refer to him as Our Client.

“Following the removal from office of Our Client as the Acting Director General of the National Intelligence Agency and his subsequent dismissal from service he challenged those actions taken against him at the National Industrial Court Abuja. On October 15, 2020, the National Industrial Court adjudged Our Client’s dismissal from office as unlawful and ordered his immediate reinstatement into the service. A copy of the Judgment of the National Industrial Court is attached as ANNEXURE 1.

“Dissatisfied with the decision of the National Industrial Court, the National Intelligence Agency and its Director General (Appellants), appealed to the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division in Appeal No. CA/A/1009/2020.

“In prosecution of this appeal, the Appellants filed their Brief of Argument in response to which Our Client filed a Respondent’s Brief. Issues have now been joined in the appeal and same is ripe for hearing. Copies of the Notice of Appeal and the respective Briefs filed are attached as ANNEXURES 2-4.

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“Prior to the determination of the substantive suit at the National Industrial Court, the Appellants had earlier appealed against the Interlocutory Decision of the Court refusing to dismiss the case of Our Client in Appeal number CA/A/1037M/2018 and Briefs have also been filed and exchanged in respect thereto. Copies of the Notice of Appeal and respective Briefs in this appeal are also attached as ANNEXURE 5-7.

“The that you get them is the cucumstance, there are two appeals initiated against Our Client by the National Intelligence Agency both of which are still pending. As the Honourable Attorney General is well aware, appeal does not stay execution and so the judgment of the National Industrial Court is valid and subsisting and all thers are required by law to give effect to that judgment.

“There is no application for stay of execution but even if such an application were pending would aut operate to put Our Client in a position seorse than he was before the delivery of the judgment in his favour.

“Despite the pendency of the two appeals at the instance of the National Intelligence Agency, the Nigerian Media Space is consistently awash with neves punts suggestive of attempts by the National Intelligence Agency to comprise the personal liberty of Our Client on account of these appeals and or muts connected thereto. A copy of one of such publications contained in The Nation Newspaper of january 8, 2022, is attached as ANNEXURE &

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“Arising from the above, we hereby appeal that the Honourable Attorney General needs to it that the sanctity of the pending judicial processes are not comprised by the National Intelligence Agency acting either by the or through any of its sister agiertes by arresting, attempting to arrest or by what means compromising the personal liberty of Our Client on account of the appeals and or matters connected thereto.

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