Abuja - The former National Security Adviser,
Col. Sambo Dasuki, said the charges the Federal Government has brought against
him constitute a gross abuse of court process.
He has thus asked an Abuja High Court to consolidate the two
criminal charges bordering on alleged corruption and breach of trust.
Dasuki is standing trial on allegations of alleged
misappropriation of $2,1 billion, meant for the procurement of arms, before
Justice Baba Yusuf.
He claimed that the two charges revolved around the same set
of transactions and facts on the alleged funds misappropriation and the breach
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Dasuki claimed the two charges with NO FCT/HC/CR/43/2015 and
another one with FCT/HC/CR/42/2015 pending before Justice Yusuf of the High Court
No 4 and Justice Peter Affen of High Court No 24 were identical charges
emanating from the Office of the National Security Adviser and as such must be
consolidated in the interest of justice and fair trial.
He further argued to stand trial before two different courts
and two different judges on the same set of facts and purported transaction of
the office of the NSA would be prejudicial.
Dasuki prayed that is name be struck out from one of the two
charges in the interest of justice.
However, counsel to Federal Government, Mr. Rotimi Jacob
(SAN) objected to the motion on the ground that it was a ploy to frustrate and
delay trial and urged Justice Baba Yusuf to proceed with the trial.
Yusuf has adjourned the case to June 15 for hearing.
- CAJ News