Abuja - The Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected efforts
by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to deny bail to alleged
accomplices of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki.
The main defendants are Colonel Nicholas Ashinze, a former
Aide in the Office of National Security Adviser, an Austrian and Security
Consultant, Wolfgang Reinl, a retired military intelligent officer Sagir
Mohammed and a legal practitioner, Edidiong Idiong.
They are in court on a 13-count charge of corruption and
money laundering to the tune of N1,5 billion.
The EFCC lawyer, Ofem Uket, had appealed to Justice Gabriel
Kolawole against admitting the defendants on bails arguing they would escape.
However, Kolawole said the claim was speculative and lacked
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Kolawole adopted administrative bail and admitted all the
defendants bail with the conditions.
The judge added the case would be granted accelerated
hearing and urged the prosecution to pick five days in the new year for trial.
The case was adjourned to be heard between January and
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