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Federal High Court denies granting ex-NSA N250m bail

Garkio said the media reports are misrepresentation of the fact.

Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.)

The Federal High Court of Nigeria (FHCN) have dismissed media reports that the court granted bail at N250million to former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki and others facing trial in connection to the $2.1billion arms purchase scam.

In a statement by the court’s Acting Chief Registrar, Emmanuel Garko on Wednesday, he said none of the accused were charged before the court, so it could not have granted bail to any of them.

“It will be in the interest of the reporters and editors (the media) to note that these cases involving the accused persons are not all before the Federal High Court of Nigeria as reported by some national dailies, but before Justice Hussein Baba Yusuf and Justice Peter Affen of the High Court of the FCT”, he said.

He clarified that the Federal High Court of Nigeria is different from the High Court of FCT, which has its respective jurisdiction.

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It would recalled that Dasuki and others were granted bail on two occasions - on December 18 and 21 2015 at N250m by Justices Hussein Baba-Yusuf and Peter Affen of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The ex-NSA is currently involved in three criminal cases pending before the Federal High Court, Abuja and the High Court of the Federal Capital territory (FCT), Maitama, Abuja.

He is being tried alone on a five-count charge of money laundering involving about N84.6m and illegal possession of firearms before Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

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