Dasuki ‘FG has no moral right to try ex NSA,’ Lawyer says

Daudu also asked the court to discharge Dasuki of the criminal charges he has been accused of.

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Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki

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Mr Joseph Daudu (SAN), lawyer to the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki said the Federal Government has no moral right to put his client on trial, because it flouted an order of the court, granting his client bail.

Punch reports that the former NSA’s lawyer said this Federal High court in Abuja at the resumed hearing of the case of unlawful possession of firearms and money laundering brought against Dasuki.

Daudu said “The conduct of the federal government in this matter has made Dasuki not to enjoy his constitutional rights and this must be resisted by the judiciary in the interest of justice and the rule of law.

“The worse is that for about seven weeks now; specifically since December 29 last year when Dasuki perfected his bail conditionsbut was rearrested by the DSS, neither his lawyers nor his family know exactly where he is being detained but only aware that he is in the custody."

“This would tantamount to a mockery of judicial process if the accused person is not allowed to adequately prepare for his trial."

You will recall Dasuki was detained at the prison on December 21, 2015, pending the fulfilment of bail conditions given to him by High Court Justice Peter Affem.

After fulfilling his bail requirements, he was subsequently released, and the Department of State Services (DSS) re-arrested him outside the Kuje Prison in Abuja.

Daudu also asked the court to discharge his client of the criminal charges he has been accused of.

Sambo Dasuki was also indicted by a panel setup by President Buhari to look into various arms purchase deals since 2007.

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It is alleged also, that the former National Security Adviser, laundered $2.1b meant for the purchase of arms for the military in their war against Boko Haram.

Many serving and retired military chiefs have also been invited and interrogated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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