Ex-NSA Sambo Dasuki calls for accelerated hearing of his trial

The former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki has called on the Supreme Court to accelerate his trial.

According to Vanguard, Dasuki also said he had earlier lodged two appeals against his continued detention.

In a letter to the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, the ex-NSA, through his lawyer, J.B. Daudu (SAN), asks the apex court to quickly determine his appeals.


An excerpt of the letter reads: “The same government having breached his right to fair trial by not allowing him proceed on bail to have adequate time and facilities to prepare his defence, interfered with his constitutionally guaranteed presumption of innocence by continuing to detain him without trial has insisted on several occasions to proceed with the charges afore described, knowing fully well that the appellant has no access to documents with which he would wish to defend himself.”

Sambo Dasuki has been in detention after being granted bail by several court of competent jurisdiction.

The former NSA was arrested and charged to court for allegedly diverting funds meant for the purchase of weapons for the Army  to prosecute the war against Boko Haram.

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