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Judge dismisses Dasuki's application to stop trial

04 March 2016, 14:02Tony Smart

Abuja - A judge of a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja, Justice Peter Affen, has ruled that the continued detention of the immediate past National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, did not violate his order granting the ex-NSA bail on December 21, 2015.

The judge dismissed the application by Dasuki seeking to stop his trial for alleged diversion of N19bn arms funds on the grounds that his re-arrest on December 29, 2015 violated the order of the court granting him bail.

He also rejected the prayer by the former NSA to in the alternative “stay proceedings in the trial, pending when the Department of State Services complies with the order of the court which released him on bail, on the grounds that stay of proceedings are ordered only as a matter of law and not procedures”.

Also read: Dasuki appeals to Buhari to allow him 'enjoy' bail

Justice Affen ruled that the application lacked merit and ordered that the trial of the ex-NSA, who was charged along with others, must continue.

The judge fixed April 20 and 22, April for trial.

Earlier, Justice Baba Yusuf of the same court had also on February 8 made similar declaration that the detention of the former NSA was in not in breach of his order granting bail to him on December 18, 2015.

- News 24


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