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Dasuki FG moves for secret trial of former NSA

The prosecution also wants the court to allow only accredited lawyers and journalists into the courtroom, during the trial, adding that witnesses be allowed to wear face masks.

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Nigeria's National Security Advisor Mohammed Sambo Dasuki listens to a question after his address at Chatham House in London, January 22, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Winning play Nigeria's National Security Advisor Mohammed Sambo Dasuki listens to a question after his address at Chatham House in London, January 22, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

The case between the Federal Government and  the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, took a new twist, as the prosecution lawyer, Shauibu Labaran made a request for a secret trial.

According to The Nation Newspapers, Labaran brought a motion under sections 36(4) of the Constitution and 232 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015.

Former NSA, Sambo Dasuki play

Former NSA, Sambo Dasuki

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He stated that the state wants an order directing that the names and addresses of all its witnesses be excluded from records or reports of proceedings that may be accessible to the public.

The prosecution also wants the court to allow only accredited lawyers and journalists into the courtroom, during the trial, adding that witnesses be allowed to wear face masks.

A new charge of money laundering brought against Dasuki.

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