Abuja - The Abuja High Court has adjourned the fraud trial of former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, to October 21 after the Federal Government failed to produce him before court.
The reasons for the failure could not be ascertained but at the resumed trial, counsel to the Federal Government, Rotimi Jacob, informed the judge Justice Peter Affen he was “surprised” that Dasuki, who was the second defendant in the money laundering and breach of trust charges was not brought to court.
Others who are being prosecuted along with Dasuki with respect to charges of diversion of funds include a former Director of Finance in the Office of the NSA, Shuaibu Salisu, a former Finance Minister of State, Bashir Yuguda, a former Sokoto Governor, Attahiru Bafarawa, the ex-governor’s son, Sagir Attahiru, and a firm, Dalhatu Investment.
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Dasuki was granted bail when he was first arraigned but re-arrested and had been kept in custody of the Department of the State Service (DSS) since December 2015.
The accused allegedly misappropriated US$2 billion meant for the procurement of arms for the military.
They have been arraigned on a 22- count charge.
The accused have dismissed the allegations claiming they were politically-motivated.
- CAJ News