Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Arms Deal: Trial of ex-NSA Sambo Dasuki stalled again; ...court adjourns

Sambo Dasuki
The trial of the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) over allegations of illegal possession of arms was again stalled on Tuesday following the filing of a preliminary objection by the counsel to Colonel Dasuki, Mr Joseph Daudu (SAN).

Dasuki’s lawyer is challenging the application by the Federal Government to revoke the bail granted to the former National Security Adviser by the court.

At the resumed trial, lawyer to the Federal Government, Mr Oladipo Okpeseyi, told the court that he had two applications seeking to revoke the bail earlier granted to the accused person by the court and another application seeking to stop the further execution of the order of the court directing that the passport of the accused person be released to him.

He, however, told the court that he was constrained in moving the application, as he was served with the defendant’s objection in court and needed time to respond to the preliminary objection filed by Dasuki's lawyer.

He subsequently applied for an adjournment.

The trial judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, adjourned the trial till January 20 for hearing of the preliminary objection and other applications.

Credit: Nigerian Tribune

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