Abuja - An Abuja High Court has ordered the
Federal Government to allow detained former National Security Adviser, Sambo
Dasuki, unrestricted access to his lawyers to enable him prepare for his trial.
Justice Peter Affen ordered that Dasuki must be released to
his team of lawyers for eight working days to take briefing from him and
prepare for the trial over his alleged misappropriation of US$2 billion meant
for the purchase of arms for the military.
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Affen has directed that the operatives of the Department
State Security Service (DSS), who have detained Dasuki since December last year
despite the courts granting him bail, must bring him to his lawyers within the
premises of the Federal Capital Territory judiciary headquarters.
Meanwhile, the court also granted one-month permission to
former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, who is standing
trial along with Dasuki, to attend the Lesser Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia from
June 5 to July 5.
Justice Affen has adjourned the matter to July 14 and 15,
2016 for trial.
- CAJ News