FG Wants Dasuki Remanded In Prison, His Bail Revoked

Former NSA Sambo Dasuki
Former NSA Sambo Dasuki

The federal government on Monday approached the Federal High Court, Abuja asking it to revoke the bail it granted former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki on September 1.

In a motion on notice brought before the court on Monday by the Director of the Public Prosecution of the Federation, Mohammed Saidu Diri, the government is also asking that Dasuki be remanded in prison pending his trial.

The motion on notice which was signed by Diri was made pursuant to section 169 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, ACJA, 2015.

In the motion dated November 20, the government argued that Dasuki was still being investigated by the committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to probe arms procurement in the country from 2007 till date.

The committee’s interim report has already indicted Dasuki and others, claiming that they misappropriated resources amounting to more than $2 billion.

The motion indicated that President Buhari had ordered the arrest of those indicted by the committee, including Dasuki, and that the interest of the nation was at stake.

The government also claimed that investigation into the matter was still on going and that Dasuki might tamper with the process if allowed to travel abroad.

The motion was supported by 4 paragraph affidavit.



    However, the motion was opposed by Dasuki’s legal team led by Joseph Dauda, forcing the trail judge, Justice Adaniyi Ademola, to adjourn the case to Thursday.

    At the court’s sitting last week, Justice Ademola had extended till today the summon issued against the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami to appear before him explain the siege still laid to Dasuki’s Abuja residence in spite of the bail granted him to travel abroad for treatment.

    The new Solicitor General of the Federation Taiwo Abidogun, had asked the court for the extension on the grounds that the Attorney General of the Federation had just been appointed and needed to familiarise himself with the case first.

    However. at the resumed hearing of the case on Monday, the Attorney General failed to show up in court.




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