DASUKI’S TRIAL STALLED, CASE ADJOURNED TILL JANUARY 22

 DASUKI’S TRIAL STALLED, CASE ADJOURNED TILL JANUARY 22

Nigeria’s National Security Advisor Mohammed Sambo Dasuki listens to a question after his address at Chatham House in London, January 22, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

The trial of the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, in a case filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged criminal diversion of over 19 billion Naira has been stalled at the FCT High Court Abuja.

The case which is before Justice Hussein Baba Ahmed was stalled following a letter from the Counsel to Mr Dasuki.

The Counsel to Dasuki claimed that he is before an election tribunal matter in Kogi State, and as such the court should adjourn the case till January 22, to enable him defend his client.

 

As a result, Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf, therefore adjourned the case till Friday, January 22 for trial to commence.

On Wednesday, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja ordered the Federal Government to produce Col. Dasuki in court on February 16 and 17, 2016 for trial.

Justice Ademola Adeniyi, in his order, said the court has not excused the former National Security Adviser from being present in court to face the criminal charges preferred against him by the Federal Government.

 

LTV

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