Dasuki Refused To Be Brought To Court

 Dasuki Refused To Be Brought To Court

ex-nsa_sambo_dasuki_in_federal_high_court_abuja-1024x678The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission told Justice Baba Yusuf of a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama, Abuja that the immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), refused to be brought to court for his trial.
The EFCC is prosecuting Dasuki and his co-accused − a former Director of Finance and Administration in the NSA office, Shuaibu Salisu‎ and a former General Manager, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Aminu Babakusa − on 19 counts of diversion of‎ N32bn meant for arms procurement.
Justice Yusuf had on February 8 fixed Wednesday for trial to begin after dismissing the application by Dasuki, seeking an order prohibiting the EFCC from further prosecuting him on account of his continued detention.
However, Dasuki, who ‎had remained in the custody of the Department of State Services since December 29, 2015, was not produced in court.
His two lead counsel, Messrs Joseph Daudu (SAN) and Ahmed Raji (SAN), were also absent from court.
But lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs, informed the judge that Dasuki refused to be brought to court because the senior lawyers defending him would not be present in court.
Meanwhile Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court in Abuja had also fixed April 4 for ruling on similar application filed by Dasuki to stop his trial on four counts of money laundering and illegal possession of firearms.


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