COURT DISMISSES DASUKI’S APPLICATION TO STOP TRIAL

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An Abuja High Court has refused to discharge the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki of money laundering charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Dasuki filed an application praying the Court to stop EFCC from continuing with the trial on the grounds that his re-arrest after being granted bail by the court amounted to contempt of court.

But in a ruling, Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf dismissed the application for lack of merit and equally held that EFCC did not disobey the court order. The former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki is insisting that his detention by the Department of State Service violates the order of the court that granted him bail.

In an application he filed before the Court, Dasuki wants the judge to make an order that will force DSS to release him from its custody or discharge him of the corruption allegation. Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf while ruling on the application held that he did not make an order to stop the re-arrest of the embattled former NSA. The matter has been adjourned till March 23 for trial.

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