DSS fails to produce Dasuki in court


The Department of the State Service (DSS) failed again to bring the ex- National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), to court on Wednesday.

Dasuki is standing trial on a 19-count charge of alleged diversion of N13.6 billion at the Abuja High Court, Maitama.

He is being tried alongside Shuaibu Salisu, a former Director of Finance, Office of the National Security Adviser, and Aminu Baba-Kusa, a former Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Executive Director and two others.

At the resumed sitting on Wednesday, all other defendants were present in court, except Dasuki and at the last sitting; the trial was adjourned till May 16, May 17 and May 18.

The prosecuting counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), told the court that he contacted the DSS legal director on Tuesday for Dasuki to be brought to court.

“I am surprised that he is not here today, I also contacted DSS again today, I was told that Dasuki said that he was indisposed, “Jacobs said.

Dasuki’s counsel, Mr. Joseph Daudu (SAN), said from all indications “it is an interdepartmental issue and it should be on record that we were in court on Tuesday and Wednesday.”


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