COURT ADJOURNS DASUKI’S MOTION TO CONSOLIDATE CASES TO JULY 11

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An Abuja High Court on Monday adjourned consolidation of retired Col. Sambo Dasuki’s motion till July 11. Dasuki , a former National Security Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, was arraigned for alleged diversion of N13.6 billion. 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 Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital Limited. Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf, who adjourned the case, said that it would allow Chief Akin Olujimi (SAN), Counsel to Salisu, to be present in court. At the last sitting, Dasuki’s counsel, Mr Joesph Daudu (SAN), had prayed the court to consolidate the cases against his client. The cases were before Baba-Yusuf and Justice Peter Affen.

Daudu sought for an order directing the prosecution to amend charge No FCT/HC/CR/43/ 2015 pending before Baba-Yusuf, to include the counts in suit No FCT/HC/CR/43/2015, before Affen. He said that his prayer was pursuant to sections 6(6)(a), 35(5) and (9) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, and sections 1(1); 208; 396(3); 401 and 492(3) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015. At the resumed hearing on Monday, the motion was not moved because of the absence of Olujimi. Daudu and Mr Solomon Umoh (SAN), Counsel to the Baba-Kusa, said that the motion should be moved in the presence of Olujimi.

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