Court to rule on Dasuki, Bafarawa’s bail application Monday

Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser, Nigeria
Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser, Nigeria

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has fixed Monday, December 21, to rule on a bail application filed by former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, former Sokoto state governor, Attahiru Bafarawa, his son Sagir, a former Director of Finance at the office of the NSA, Shuaibu Salisu, and a firm, Dalhatu investment Limited.

The accused are being tried by the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission for fraud and criminal breach of trust involving N9.6 Billion.

Justice Peter Affen fixed Monday to rule after hearing arguments of counsel for both the prosecution and defendants.

Counsel to the EFCC were led by Rotimi Jacobs, while those of the defendants were led by Ahmed Raji, both Senior Advocates of Nigeria.

The EFCC had on Tuesday Messrs Dasuki, Yuguda, and Salisu, for allegedly stealing N5.05 billion between April 14, 2014 and May 7, 2015.

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

The accused persons, who were arraigned before Justice, all pleaded not guilty to a 22-count charge of fraud.

The charges are different from those raised against Mr. Dasuki and his alleged accomplices on Monday, involving the alleged misuse of N13.6 billion state funds.

Mr. Dasuki is standing trial before Justice Sani Yusuf of the Federal Territory High Court, Abuja, on those separate charges.

Justice Yusuf will rule on bail applications on that case on Friday.

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