Trial of ex-NSA Sambo Dasuki begins in Abuja

Posted by News Express | 1 September 2015 | 3,456 times

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Immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), was this morning arraigned before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja by the Department of State Security (DSS) pleaded not guilty to a one-count charge of illegal possession of firearms.

After Dasuki’s plea was taken, his counsel, Joseph Daudu, made an application for bail on self-recognition on the basis that the former NSA has served the country in a sensitive position.

He dismissed the fear that Mr. Dasuki will abscond if granted bail, since his travel documents are with the DSS.

In his ruling, trial judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola admitted Mr. Dasuki to bail pending the determination of the suit.

He also ordered that his passport and any other document in the possession of any government agency be deposited with the Deputy Chief Registrar of the court.

The case has been adjourned to October 26.

•Adapted from a Channels TV report. Photo shows Sambo Dasuki.

Source: News Express

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