Supreme Court Adjourns Dasuki’s Appeal Hearing Till Next Year
The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of a former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki’s appeal to January 25, 2018.
Colonel Dasuki is asking the Supreme Court to compel the Federal Government to obey the bail orders granted to him by the Federal High Court Abuja and obey ECOWAS CCJ Judgement that ordered his immediate release on bail.
In December 2015, the Department of State Services (DSS) stormed the Abuja residence of Dasuki, reportedly carting away firearms and cash.
The secret police arrested the former NSA and charged him with illegal possession of firearms and money laundering before Adeniyi Ademola, justice of the federal high court, Abuja.
Ademola granted Dasuki bail, but the DSS disobeyed his order and still kept him in custody. The DSS however, went ahead to arrest the judge after raiding his residence.
Colonel Dasuki is facing trial in the FCT High Court and Federal High Court Abuja for money laundering, breach of trust, conspiracy and unlawful possession of firearms – arising out of alleged misappropriation of 2.1 billion dollars by former NSA boss.
Also, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed charges of money laundering, abuse of office and misappropriation of funds against Dasuki over his alleged involvement in $2.1 billion arms purchase scam.
Dasuki was granted bail by two high courts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), where the EFCC filed the corruption charges, but the DSS refused to release him.
No progress has been made in his trial owing to his continued detention.