Dasuki Opposes FG's Move To Revoke Bail

Source: thewillnigeria.com

BEVERLY HILLS, December 08, (THEWILL) – Embattled former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, who is standing trial over allegations of illegal possession of arms and money laundering before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has filed a preliminary objection challenging the application by the Federal Government to revoke the bail earlier granted him by the court.

At the resumed trial, prosecution counsel, Oladipo Okpeseyitan informed the court that he had two applications seeking to revoke the bail earlier granted to the accused person by the court and another application seeking to stop the further execution of the order of the court directing that the passport of the accused person be released to him.

He however told the court that he was constrained in moving the application as he was served with the defendant's objection in court and needed time to respond to it, and subsequently applied for an adjournment.

Counsel to Dasuki, Joseph Daudu did not oppose the application on ground that the prosecution was entitled to adequate time to enable him respond to the objections raised by him.

After listening to the parties, the trial judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola adjourned till January 20, 2016, for the hearing of the preliminary objection.

THEWILL recalls that the Federal Government had at the last adjourned date employed the services of Okpeseyitan, a private lawyer to prosecute Dasuki.

Okpeseyitan on that day informed the court that he had filed a motion for stay of execution of the ruling of the court, which granted Dasuki permission to travel abroad for medical treatment.