A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court has adjourned until March 22 for the continuation of hearing in the case involving former National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Col Sambo Dasuki, pending the outcome of the judgment of the Supreme Court on his appeal.
The judge, Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf, adjourned the case after Dasuki’s counsel Mr Adeola Adedipe, holding the brief of Mr Joesph Daudu (SAN) applied for adjournment.
Adedipe informed the court that Dasuki’s matter is pending at the apex court and the outcome of the judgment on March 2, may affect the case pending in the trial court.
He also expressed surprise that Dasuki, former NSA of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, was not in court.
Responding, Mr Henry Ajiga, holding the brief of the prosecutor, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), did not oppose the application but prayed the court to adjourn it to the same day with a sister case.
NAN reports that he also expressed surprise on Dasuki’s absence, stating that the date for hearing was transmitted to the agency which has Dasuki in its detention.
Dasuki is standing trial on a 19-count charge bordering on alleged diversion of N13.6 billion (Dasukigate).
On trial along with Dasuki were Shuaibu Salisu, a former Director of Finance in the office of the NSA, and Aminu Baba-Kusa, a former NNPC Executive Director, and two others.
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