Abuja - An Abuja High Court has ordered that
detained former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, be allowed to access
his lawyers at a neutral place instead of the premises of the Department of the
State Security Service (DSS) Headquarters.
Justice Husain Baba Yusuf, who issued the order in Abuja on
Monday, ordered that DSS operatives enable Dasuki access his lawyers within the
premises of the Federal Capital Territory Judiciary Headquarters in Maitama,
Abuja between Monday to Friday this week.
Yusuf said this would enable Dasuki prepare adequately for
his defence in the trial against a number of charges, mainly the alleged
misappropriation of US2 billion meant for weapons for the military.
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The pronouncement followed a complaint by Dasuki’s lawyer,
Adeola Adedipe, that the legal team had not been allowed to have direct access
to Dasuki in spite of a court order made on April 6.
Yusuf who had earlier indicated that he was not going to
grant any further adjournment however adjourned the case till June 6 for the
DSS to comply with his April ruling.
Dasuki has been granted bails by three different high courts
but DSS has not released him.
- CAJ News