Court Grants Former NSA, Sambo Dasuki N200m Bail

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital has granted bail to Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser (NSA) to immediate past Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan.

Nigeria’s online integrated media platform, News Waka Now Blog recalls that the former NSA was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and has been in detention despite the bail he got on five different occasions apart from the judgment he got today, July 2.

Describing Dasuki’s continuous detention as an aberration to the rule of law, the Abuja division of the High Court granted him N200 million and two sureties in like sum.

The presiding judge said the sureties must not be lower than grade sixteen (16) in the civil service and where they are private citizens, they must be owners of landed properties in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd).

In October 2017, Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, ordered the Prosecution to persuade the DSS to produce detained Dasuki in court October 31 to testify in Olisa Metuh’s trial.

News Waka Now Blog recalls that the trial judge struck out an application by Dasuki earlier that day, seeking an order setting aside the subpoena directing him to appear in court to testify as a witness in defence of the former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party.

June 4, 2018, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, re-arraigned the quartet of Colonel Nicholas Ashinze, a former special assistant to the embattled Dasuki, an Austrian, Wolfgang Reinl; Edidiong Idiong and Sagir D. Mohammed before Justice Babatunde Quadri of the Federal High Court, sitting in Maitama, Abuja, on a 13-count charge of corruption and money laundering to the tune of N3.6billion.

Please note that this is a developing story, check back for more details.

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