Dasuki Ex-NSA asks court to stop EFCC from prosecuting him

He said the EFCC had no legal standing to prosecute him and his co-accusers after it disobeyed the court order which granted him bail on December 21, 2015

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Sambo Dasuki (right) and one of his counsels.

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The embattled former  National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), has asked a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama, Abuja, to discharge him for the alleged crime of diversion of funds supposedly meant for the procurement of arms.

In a fresh application dated January 11, 2016, and filed through his lawyer, Mr. Joseph Daudu (SAN), the ex-NSA urged the court to bar the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from prosecuting him.

He said the EFCC had no legal standing to prosecute him and his co-accusers after it disobeyed the court order which granted him bail on December 21, 2015.

READ: See photos of former Dasuki's properties which were seized by EFCC

The application was filed before Justice Peter Affen, over the 22 counts of fraud filed against him and others including a former Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the NSA, Shuaibu Salisu, and a former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda.

Others are a former Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, his son, Sagir, and a firm, Dalhatu Investment.

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