Home / News From Nigeria / Local News / Court Orders DSS To Produce Ex-NSA Sambo Dasuki In Court On May 24th

Court Orders DSS To Produce Ex-NSA Sambo Dasuki In Court On May 24th

Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of an FCT High Court, Maitama has issued a production warrant to the Director General, Department of State Service (DSS) to produce former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), in court to face his trial on May 24th.

Dasuki, who was the NSA to ex -president Goodluck Jonathan, was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) since 2015.

On trial with him are Aminu Baba-Kusa, a former NNPC Executive Director, and two firms-Acacia Holdings and Reliance Referral Hospital. They are arraigned on 32 counts of criminal breach of trust, misappropriation and dishonest release and receiving of various sums of money to the tune of N33.3 billion.

Justice Baba-Yusuf ordered for a production warrant to be issued on the Director General of DSS to produce Dasuki in court for his trial at the next adjourned date.

Production warrant is issued when a defendant is in the custody of the state as is in Dasuki ‘s case. The judge also ordered the prosecution to liaise with the DSS to produce the defendant whenever his matter comes up.

‘Hence I will issue a production warrant to the DG, DSS to produce the defendant for his trial on the next adjourned date” he said

He then adjourned the case till May 24th for trial. Earlier, the prosecuting counsel Mr Oluwaleke Atolegbe had expressed surprises when he found out that Dasuki was not in court. Atolegbe told the court that it was the duty of the DSS to produce the dependant who was in their custody.

Dasuki ‘s counsel, Victor Okwudiri told the court that it was the duty of the prosecution to produce the defendant in court and it is their duty also to explain why his absence.

Send Money To Nigeria Free

About AbubakarMuhd


Check Also


Atiku reveals His Early Life As APC Plans to Strip off His Nigerian Citizenship.

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has faulted the claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he is not a Nigerian by birth and, therefore, not fit to be President. Atiku, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the February 23 presidential election, said he is a Nigerian by birth and was born on November 25, 1946 in Jada, Adamawa State by Nigerian parents and he is, therefore, a citizen of Nigeria by birth. He said this in a joint ...