Dasuki Granted Bail In 32 Court Charges
The former National Security Adviser (NSA) during the Jonathan led administration, Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd), has been granted bail on Wednesday, by the F.C.T High Court, he was granted the bail during his re-arraignment on allegation of $2.1bn arms fund diversion.
Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd), was arraigned on a charges of 32 counts along with Aminu Baba Kusa, Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital, and the four defendants in the case however, pleaded not guilty to all the counts.
The only count in the charge that was dropped was the charge against Salisu Shuaib, the former Director of Finance and Supply in the Office of the NSA, other charges were still held against the defendants by the federal government in 2015.
Shortly after taking the plea of the defendants, the issue of bail was raised and Counsel to Dasuki, Adeola Adedekpe, pleaded with the court to grant the defendants bail in liberal terms in view of the fact that the defendants have been attending trial since 2015.
Counsel to the federal government, Oluwaleke Atolagbe did not oppose the bail application.
Justice Hussein Baba Yusuf, the trial Judge, however, ordered that Dasuki and other defendants be allowed to continue to enjoy the bail he granted them in 2015 when they were first arraigned before his court.
It will be recalled that, although other defendants were allowed to enjoy the earlier bail, Col. Dasuki, was however, re-arrested in 2015 at the Kuje Prison shortly after perfecting his bail conditions and has since been kept in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Meanwhile, Justice Baba Yusuf has fixed July 3 and 5 for the trial of the defendants in the new charges.
The federal government had on April 30, filled the new 32 amended count charges to replace the initial 18 count charges brought against 5 defendants in 2015 before the same court.