Ex NSA yet to account for arms he imported – FG tells court

The government also told a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja that Dasuki is yet to account for all the weapons he bought while he served as the NSA.

AGF Malami says the federal government cannot release Dasuki because the allegation against him is a matter of public interest.

The government in an application filed by its lawyer, Oladipo Okpeseyi (SAN), stated that security operatives found some weapons in Dasuki's house, but the whereabouts of the larger cache is yet to be identified.

Okpeseyi, in the government's application, also sort an order to protect the identity of the prosecution witnesses.

The government in its application, said “The defendant (Dasuki), while serving as the NSA, imported into the country a large cache of highly sophisticated arms and ammunition, most of which have not been accounted for.

“Upon the search of the defendant’s residence, some of these arms and ammunition were recovered, while the whereabouts of others is not known till date.

“A huge volume of these highly sophisticated arms and ammunition is feared to be in the possession of persons, who are sympathetic to the defendant.

“The defendant was the immediate past National Security Adviser, a retired senior military officer and crowned prince of Sokoto Caliphate, who undoubtedly, commands large followership throughout the length and breadth of Nigeria and, who may be aggrieved by this trial.

“The fears of highly probable attack on them (the witnesses) expressed above, has completely eroded the confidence of the prosecution witnesses to testify in this case. The grounds mentioned above constitute special circumstances, hence this application.”

Dasuki’s counsel, Joseph Daudu (SAN) has also dismissed the application, describing it as unfounded.

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