FCT Court Grants Ex-NSA, Dasuki, Four Others Bail
SAN FRANCISCO, December 18, (THEWILL) – An FCT High Court has granted bail to a former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), and four others facing trial for alleged money laundering and criminal breach of trust. Dasuki is accused of misspending about $2.1 billion meant for the purchase of weapons for the fight against Boko Haram insurgents, but has denied any wrongdoing.
Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf on Friday granted bail to the accused persons in the sum of N250m on the condition that they individually produce a surety who must be a serving or retired civil servant not lower than the rank of a director. The judge ordered that the civil servants must also show possession of a property within the FCT worth the same amount.
Others standing trial over the 19-count charge they are facing include: a former director of finance at the office of the NSA, Shuaibu Salisu, a former Group General Manager of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Aminu Baba Kusa and two firms, Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Reference Hospital.
The court also requested all the accused persons to deposit copies of their international passports with the court registrar, even as it tasked them to notify the court of any travel they may want to embark on outside the federal capital territory