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Armsgate: Court Fixes Feb 8 For Ruling On Dasuki’s Case


Justice Hussein Baba – Yusuf of an Abuja High Court yesterday fixed February 8, 2016 to rule on whether to discharge former national security adviser, (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki from the criminal charges brought against him by the Federal Government.

The court fixed the date after counsels to both Dasuki, and the federal government had addressed the court on a motion praying for the release of Dasuki.

In the motion argued by Dasuki’s counsel, the court was urged to prohibit the government from further prosecuting or seeking any indulgence from the court until the bail granted Dasuki is allowed to be enjoyed.

He also asked the judge to discharge Dasuki of all the offences brought against him on the grounds that the FG cannot lawfully prosecute Dasuki having been in contempt of the court especially by flouting the ruling of the court on his client’s bail by rearresting him.

The counsel therefore urged the court to urge the FG to obey the bail conditions granted Dasuki.

However, while opposing the motion counsel to the FG informed the judge that the motion was an abuse of the court process because there was no evidence placed before the court that the accused was rearrested by the EFCC.

The counsel, who claimed to be representing EFCC in the case revealed that it was the Department of State Security (DSS) another arm of the security agency of the FG that re-arrested Dasuki on the ground that they are investigating Dasuki on alleged breach of service law when he was in the army.

Besides, he said Dasuki was a fugitive for seven years and he is being investigated for series of alleged offenses. He advised Dasuki to evoke section 46 of the constitution and institute a civil action to challenge his arrest and enforce his fundamental right to his liberty.


source: leadership newspaper

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