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Thursday, 21 January 2016

#Dasukigate: Judge Orders Fed Govt to Produce Dasuki in Court


The Federal Government has been ordered to produce former National Security Adviser Mohammed Sambo Dasuki at the Federal High Court, Abuja, on February 16.

Justice Adeniyi Ademola gave the order yesterday after Dasuki’s lawyer Joseph Daudu (SAN) complained that his client was not in court.
The judge, who noted that it was customary that a defendant in a criminal case must be present in court, adjourned to February 16 for trial.
Justice Ademola said he would deliver his ruling on the prosecution’s application for witness protection before proceeding to trial on February 16.
Dasuki is on trial for charges of money laundering and illegal possession of firearms.
Daudu claimed his client was abducted by security agents six weeks ago to an unknown destination. He said since Dasuki was taken away, efforts by his family and lawyers to have to access him had been scuttled.He noted that despite being granted bail by three high courts, he was yet to be refused or allowed to go on bail.
Daudu urged the judge to compel the Federal Government and its agents to respect the court’s decision, having joined issues with the defendant in court.

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