For Respect of Late Father, Dasuki’s Trial Adjourned till Dec. 7

The trial of Col. Sambo Dasuki could not go on Wednesday following a meeting of all the parties in the case.
All the counsels after a meeting with the judge, further hearing was adjourned till December 7.
The meeting was not unconnected with the death of Sambo’s father, former Sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki, who died on Monday at the age of 93.
The continuation of trial which is before an FCT High Court, Maitama, Abuja, under Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf will now come on December 7.
However, the former National Security Adviser was absent in count, while other defendants were present.
Dasuki’s father, who died on Monday was buried on Tuesday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had put Sambo Dasuki on a 19-count trial, which bordered on diversion of about N13.6bn.
He is being tried alongside Shuaibu Salisu, a former Director of Finance, Office of the National Security Adviser, and Aminu Baba-Kusa, a former NNPC Executive Director.
Also being tried were two firms, Acacia Holding Ltd. and Reliance Referral Hospital Ltd.
In another case, Bashir Yuguda is the first defendant while Dasuki is the second.
Others are Shuaibu Salisu, a former Director of Finance, Office of the National Security Adviser, Dalhatu Investment Ltd., Sagir Attahiru and Attahiru Bafaarawa, former governor of Sokoto State.
They were arraigned on a 22-count charge bordering on conspiracy, bribery, and abuse of office and criminal breach of trust to the tune of N28.315 million.
At the last sitting, the trial was streamlined by the court following the movement of the two case files to one.
The two cases were pending before Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf, and Justice Peter Affen.
At the previous sitting, Joseph Daudu, counsel to Dasuki, had prayed the court to consolidate the two cases against his client, which was granted.

Author: News Editor

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