Alleged N9.6billion Fraud: Court grants Dasuki, Yuguda, Bafarawa others bail

Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser, Nigeria

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, has granted former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki; a former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda; a former director of finance at the office of the NSA, Shuaibu Salisu; a former Sokoto State Governor, Attahiru Bafarawa; his son, Sagir, and two firms Dalhatu Investment Limited and Jabbam Ada Global Services, bail in the suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, accusing them of criminal breach of trust and of obtaining stolen property.

Justice Peter Affect, who delivered the ruling in Monday, granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N250 million each with a surety in like sum.

He also said the surety must be a civil servant, serving or retired and not less than the rank of a director.

He also said the accused persons should submit their passports with the court registrar and that any travel plans outside of Abuja must be conveyed to the court.

The accused persons were arraigned by the EFCC on a 22-count charge bordering on money laundering and criminal breach of trust.

All the accused are to be remanded in Kuje prison pending when they meet their bail application.

The EFCC had accused Messrs. Dasuki, Yuguda and Salisu and his of stealing N5.05 billion between April 14, 2014 and May 7, 2015.

The anti-graft agency also accused Mr. Yuguda, Mr. Bafarawa, his son, Sagir Bafarawa, and their company, Dalhatu Investment Limited of receiving stolen property amounting to N4.633 billion from the office of the NSA.

Another High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, had on Friday granted bail to Mr. Dasuki, and four others in another case in which they are accused of a 19-count charge of money laundering and criminal breach of trust.

The defendants in that case preferred include a former director of finance at the office of the NSA, Shuaibu Salisu, a former Group General Manager of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Aminu Baba ​Kusa and two firms, Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Reference Hospital.

In that separate case, Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf granted bail ​to the accused persons ​on the sum of N250 Million on the condition that they produce a surety each who must be a ​serving or retired ​civil servant ​not lower than the rank of a director.

The ​c​ivil servant must also show possession of a property within the FCT worth the same amount​, the judge ordered.​

All the accused we​re also asked to deposit copies of their ​passports with the ​c​ourt registrar​. They are to also​ notify the court of any travel arrangement outside the FCT.

Mr. Dasuki is accused of mis-spending about $2.1 billion meant for the purchase of weapons for the fight against extremist group, Boko Haram.

He denies wrongdoing.


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  • linkhadj.

    Those who stole two goats and ten thousand naira are remanded in Ikoyi and Kirikiri Prisons. Those who stole ten Billion naira are granted bail for 250 million naira and smiled back home. There is God ooooo.

  • True Nigerian

    Nigerian legal system! Tufiakwa! Didn’t Dasuki get similar bail from another court just few days ago?
    How many courts will the same court in a legal system grant to the same accused persons on exactly the same proceedings?

    • Reason-ability

      For every court that an accused person attends, bail has to be granted. That is the law, because the law did not envisage that one accused person will have such propensity or proclivity for committing crimes. The only way the multiplicity of bail could be avoided is if the cases are consolidated, but mind you that will be too unwieldy since there will be several defendants.

  • persona

    Why are all these guys not facing Justice Kolawole?
    Why are they granted bail less than the monies involved?
    Why are copies of passports allowed to be submitted when the poor don’t have such privileges?
    Why the leniency after the purported confessions by the suspects and their collaborators have signified same?
    The only good news is that the Judge has finally taken Dasuki’s passport and let us see how he and the rest will produce 2 civil servants with 500m from both civil servants. I think Buihari needs to radically overhaul the judiciary. All men should be equal before God and the laws of the land.

    • Aderemi

      “He also said the surety must be a civil servant, serving or RETIRED and not less than the rank of a director.”

      Note ‘retired’.
      You guys never cease to amaze me. You said the same about Dokpesi and he was out in a jiffy.
      These guys have accomplices/stooges/boys everywhere. Fulfilling this condition is a piece of cake for them.
      You seem to underestimate the level of corruption in that country..involving BOTH PDP/APC public servants.
      You guys are generally an ignorant bunch.

      • ..how does it sound to u claiming on the net u are the only Solomon around?…

      • share Idea

        Exactly the same comment I made before seeing yours. Nigeria we hail thee

    • share Idea

      Your type said the same thing about Dokpesi and within a week the bail condition was perfected. Please stop allowing yourself to be used by Buhari’s gimmick.

      You can not mount effective corruption fight in Nigeria without adequate or strong institutions. Buhari needs to consolidate on scientific methods of fighting corruption instituted by previous administrations, especially GEJ and introduce new laws that will make access to cheap funds difficult and over time politicians will know that they game is up.

      The level of corruption in Nigeria is so high couple with hardship, it will be a miracle for you to use single individual to fight such corruption.

      He should study GEJ’s handover notes and stop media trial as that will not add much to his administration, rather it will cause him more distractions.

  • APC is Doomed

    Case closed as soon as chief kwaraption officer name was mentioned.

  • Tafidan Dogon Daji

    I owe the rule of law a duty of congratutions as the doctrine of separation of powers is excellently at work.
    The other lane of the dual congratulations is for the Dasukis who are warming up to reuniting with their family members.

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  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    N850 Million Traced To Bank Account Of Buhari’s Personal Assistant – Trent

    With the growing list of names of being implicated in $2.1bn arms con­tract scandal involving Sambo Dasuki, the former National Security Adviser,President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant, Sabi’u Yusuf may have been fingered as one of the beneficiaries of the loot by some of Dasuki’s associates.

    According to a report on The Sun, some of Dasuki’s associates on Saturday, December 19, 2015 spoke to newsmen threatening to expose proof that those de­nying to have benefitted from the money had collected the amounts ticked against their names.

    Speaking further, they expressed shock that some politicians would deny ever having anything to do with the Dasuki when there is proof that they received the mon­ey, threatening to release re­corded video of all transac­tions.

    They said: “Some people are shamelessly telling in­defensible lies. We have witnesses and recordings of these visits. A man re­ceived two retired army of­ficers in his private sitting room, called his nephew to collect the bag and would thereafter say he saw noth­ing, heard nothing. This is very laughable.

    “How did his nephew who has never worked in his life accumulate over N850 million in his bank account (0045586381) in a new generation bank?

    “Let them cover what they think they could, and we would certainly spill the beans for Nigerians to see their hypocrisy.

    “All of us would meet in court. But before then if they keep denying, we would release some clips on both YouTube and other forms of social media for the world to see their na­kedness.”

    Although the owner of the quoted account was not made available by Dasuki’s associates, further investigation by The Trent reveals that the account may be the Access Bank account belonging to President Buhari’s Personal Assistant (PA), Sabi’u Yusuf.————