Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation, has disclosed that Omoyele Sowore and Sambo Dasuki were released on compassion grounds and the federal government’s commitment to the rule of law.
Umar Gwandu, the spokesman to the minister, quoted his principal in an interview with BBC Hausa.
Malami, on behalf of the federal government, had released the two men following domestic and international pressure mounted on the president.
“The only reasons for the release of Omoyele Sowore and Sambo Dasuki revolved around our commitment to the rule of law, obedience to court orders and compassionate grounds,” the statement read.
“The time has now come for Sambo Dasuki and Omoyele Sowore to also enjoy bail based on the merit of their individual cases.
“They were charged based on their individual cases, taken to court, granted bail and now have been released.
“All the individuals involved were treated fairly and justly; they were taken to court, enjoyed the court’s favourable discretion and they were all released.
“Therefore, the federal government will not interfere in a legal right that is a breach of state rights,” he said.