Abuja - The detention of the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) since December 2015 which has prevented him from accessing his lawyers for defence in criminal charges filed against him by the government scuttled his trial before an Abuja High Court today.
The trial scheduled to hold today before Justice Peter Affen could not hold as Dasuki maintained that he has not been able to brief his legal team because of his continued detention since last year after being granted bail by three different courts.
Dasuki who was represented by his counsel, Ahmed Raji SAN, has however filed a motion on notice before the court asking for the order of the court to direct the federal government or any of its agents acting on its behalf to provide him adequate time to prepare his defence in the 19 count charges of offences filed against him and which he had been admitted to bail.
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In the motion dated April 19, Dasuki prayed the court to compel the federal government to give access to any counsel of his choice during working days between Mondays and Fridays at J.B Daudu Legal Chamber in Abuja pending hearing and determination of the motion on notice filed at the court of appeal to stay proceedings at the Abuja High Court.
The former NSA also prayed the court to order the federal government to provide adequate facilities for him in order to enable him study the charge and bundle of evidences attached to the charges against him.
Source: PM news
- News 24