The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) finally released Colonel Nicholas Ashinze, former Military Assistant to former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), at about 2pm yesterday. Colonel Ashinze, who had been under the custody of the EFCC and the military authorities, was received by his joyous mother, brothers and his children after he arrived home from months of detention. Recall the EFCC and the military authorities had declined to effect the release of Colonel Ashinze, in defiance of the High Court order of March 14, 2016, that he be released. A judge of an Abuja High Court, sitting in Jabi, Justice Yusuf Haliru, had on March 14, 2016, ordered the EFCC, and the Nigerian Army to release Colonel Ashinze, who served as Military Assistant to former NSAs, Sambo Dasuki and Patrick Azazi. Ashinze, who was detained before resuming his new posting as Defence Attaché in Germany, has been in detention since 23rd December 2015.