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Published On: Wed, Feb 21st, 2018

Dasuki’s corruption trial adjourned

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An FCT High Court on Wednesday adjourned until March 22, continuation
of hearing in the case involving former National Security Adviser,
Sambo Dasuki, pending the outcome of judgement of the Supreme Court on
his appeal.
The judge, Hussein Baba-Yusuf, adjourned the case after Mr. Dasuki’s
counsel, Adeola Adedipe, holding the brief of Joesph Daudu applied for
adjournment.
Mr. Adedipe informed the court that Mr. Dasuki’s matter is pending at
the apex court and the outcome of the judgment on March 2, may affect
the case pending in the trial court.
He also expressed surprise that Mr. Dasuki was not in court.
Responding, Henry Ajiga, holding the brief of Rotimi Jacobs, who did
not oppose the application, prayed the court to adjourn it to the same
day with a sister case.
He also expressed surprise on Mr. Dasuki ‘s absence, adding that the
date for hearing was transmitted to the agency holding him.
Mr. Dasuki is standing trial on a 19-count charge bordering on alleged
diversion of N13.6 billion.
On trial along with Mr. Dasuki were Shuaibu Salisu, a former Director
of Finance, Office of the National Security Adviser, and Aminu
Baba-Kusa, a former NNPC Executive Director, and two others (NAN )

 

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