JUST IN: Buhari, Dasuki ‘fight’ in open court

22 Jan 2016

JUST IN: Buhari, Dasuki ‘fight’ in open court


The Nightmare of the former Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, appears to be interminable as the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has again on Friday, January 26, 2016 put off his trial until February 4, 2016.

This came scarcely 24 hours after Dasuki dragged President Muhammadu Buhari before the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, Court in Abuja over his proceeded with detention.

He is additionally requesting installment of N500 million harms for charged rights encroachment, while encouraging the sub-local court to request his immediate release.

Meanwhile, at the Friday listening to, the prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, had implored the court not to stimulate an application by the litigants to stop the trial.

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"I'm not oblivious that the first respondent filed an application encouraging your lordship to prohibit the prosecution to proceed with this charge or finish what has been started," Jacobs said.

Earlier Dasuki's direction, Joseph Dauda, SAN, had connected for stay of proceedings.

He said he presents that the application cannot be taken or if taken ought to be suspended till the end of the proceeding.

"My Lord, the period of ceasing criminal trial is over by the impact of the criminal Justices Act in May 2015."

However, Jacob said once an arraignment has been made, trial proceeds with day to day.

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"My master that is the provision of Section 396 and with due admiration to the provision the trial ought to proceed with," he said.

He additionally included that segment 306 urges the court not to continue through to the end/p>

In his protection, Daudu told the court that the prosecution took his customer again into guardianship soon after he was released.

"As far as we are concerned it is our obligation to guarantee that the requests of this court are complied," Daudu said.

The insight to the second, third, fourth respondents likewise said they had nor been presented with the said application, nor with the counter oath, from the prosecution.

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The judge, Hussein Yusuf, therefore ruled that the matter couldn't be heard yet.

"Having heard all gatherings, I can say with all feeling of notice that the matter cannot be heard today," he noted.

He said it was imperative to permit Dasuki experience the counter-oath and make his reactions to the issues raised.

Dasuki alongside his former finance executive, Shuaibu Salisu, Baba Kusa and two companies are confronting a 19 count charge bordering on government evasion and criminal abuse of public trust.

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News Source: Post-Nigeria, 9jaTales

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