This is even as the court held that the arrest and detention of the ex-NSA on November 4, 2015 after he was granted bail by a court of law, was unlawful and amounting to a mockery of democracy and the rule of law.
In his ruling, the presiding judge, Justice Friday Chijioke Nwoke, also imposed a N15 million fine on the Federal Government as damages to Dasuki for depriving him of his freedom to liberty and ownership of property.
Justice Nwoke maintained that the federal government failed to prove its reasons for arresting and detaining Mr. Dasuki, as documents presented before it only emphasised the allegations of fraud and illegal possession of arms.
The regional court also flayed the Nigerian government for taking the laws into its hands and making mockery of the rule of law by arresting the applicant without a warrant of arrest or detention when he had legally been granted bail by the appropriate courts.
The court ruled that the federal government should pay a sum of N15 million as damages to Mr. Dasuki, adding that the cost of litigation will be summed up and charged against the Nigerian government.
Mr. Dasuki is facing multiple trials for alleged diversion of $2.1 billion meant for the purchase of arms in the immediate past administration.
The former NSA has been in the custody of the government since December 2015.