Dasuki To Know Fate February 8

A Federal High Court in Abuja will on Monday February 8, 2016, rule on whether to discharge the former National Security Adviser, (NSA) Colonel Sambo Dasuki from the criminal charges brought against him by the Federal Government.

Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf fixed the date after the counsel to Colonel Dasuki, Mr Joseph Duadu and counsel to the Federal Government, Mr Rotimi Jacobs, had addressed the court on a motion seeking the release of the former NSA.

In the motion argued by lawyer to Dasuki, the court was urged to prohibit the federal government from further prosecuting or further seeking any indulgence from the court until Colonel Dasuki is allowed to enjoy his bail.

Mr Daudu also asked the court to discharge the former NSA of all the offences contained in the charge against his client on the ground that the Federal Government cannot lawfully prosecute him, having been in contempt of the court.

He noted that Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf on December 18, 2015, granted bail to Colonel Dasuki and after perfecting his bail conditions, he was re-arrested on the orders of the federal government and taken to the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

He added that since his client was rearrested, he has been kept away from his lawyers and family members.

Mister Daudu asked the court to compel the Federal Government to obey the court order.

However, the counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Mister Rotimi Jacobs, informed the court that the motion was an abuse of court process because there was no evidence before the court, that the accused was rearrested by the EFCC.

Rather he was arrested by the Department of State for alleged breach of service law when he was in the Nigerian Army.

He further stated that the accused was a fugitive for seven years and that he is being investigated for series of alleged offences.

He advised the accused person to instead evoke section 46 of the Constitution and file a civil action to challenge his arrest and the enforcement of his fundamental human rights.

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