DASUKI ASKS COURT TO DISCHARGE AND ACQUIT HIM

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Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki who is facing charges of illegal possession of firearms and money laundering before a Federal High Court in Abuja is asking the court to stop the trial and discharge him from the charges. Dasuki through his counsel Joseph Daudu is insisting that the re-arrest by Department of State Service after court granted him bail is preventing him from defending himself.

But prosecution counsel, Oladipo Opeseyi is denying that Federal Government committed contempt of court through the re-arrest as alleged by Dasuki. Dasuki is in court again to answer charges preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

But this time, he is asking the Court to discharge and acquit him of the charges because he has not been allowed to enforce his fundamental rights to liberty. His counsel further argues that the detention of his client by DSS violates his rights as enshrined in section 36 subsection 35 of 1999 constitution. Counsel to EFCC Oladipo Opeseyi however opposed the submission, arguing that DSS that detained Dasuki is a different entity and that it is not a party to the suit.

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