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Dasuki To Boycott Trial Over FG’s Disregard For Bail Rulings



Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), has written to the Federal High Court in Abuja, where he is being tried for illegal possession of firearms and money laundering, stating that he would no longer submit himself for trials until the federal government obeys valid orders of the court.

Dasuki, who has been in detention for about three years based his decision on the refusal of the government to comply with the series of court orders granting him bail.

He cited five court orders, including one by the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), that had ordered his release but continued to be violated by the  government.

His letter dated November 12, 2018 was addressed to the Registrar of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

The letter personally signed by Dasuki,  was titled,: “Unabated persecution of Col. Mohammed Sambo (rtd) by the Federal Government of Nigeria”.

He stated in the letter, that “at this point, I strongly believe that there must be an end to this hypocrisy and lopsided/partisan rule of law.

“Since the federal government has resolved not to comply with judicial orders, directing my release, it is better for the court to also absolve me of the need to submit myself for further prosecution.

“Justice should be evenly dispensed, as opposed to same, being in favour of the Federal Government of Nigeria.,” he said.

Dasuki is being prosecuted on three sets of charges with two of them relating to his alleged diversion of funds meant for purchase of arms, which is pending before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Maitama, Abuja, and the   bordering on illegal possession of firearms and money laundering pending before the Federal High Court in Abuja.