Alleged N32bn arms deal fraud: Court grants Dasuki, others bail
Justice Hussein Baba Yusufâ€Ž of the Abuja High Court sitting at Maitama has granted bail to the former National Security Adviser, â€ŽNSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, rtd.
Others equally granted bail by the High Court were the erstwhile Director of Finance in the Office of the NSA, Mr. Shuaibu Salisu and the former Executive Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission, NNPC, â€ŽAminu Baba-Kusaâ€Ž.
The trio are answering to a â€Ž19-count criminal charge that was preferred against him by the Economic â€Žand Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
In a ruling this afternoon, trial Justice Yusuf gave the accused persons bail in the sum of N200million each.
â€ŽThe court further ordered the accused persons to produce one surety each, who must be a serving or retired civil servant not below the rank of a Director.
According to the court, the surety must show evidence of his or her ownership of a landed property in Abuja of â€Žwhich value must not be lower than N200million.
â€ŽBesides, the accused persons were ordered to surrender their international passports to the Registrar of the High Court, even as they were forbade from travelling outside the jurisdiction of the court without permission.
Dasuki and the other accused persons are facing trial alongside â€Žtwo firms- Acacia Holding Limited and Reliance Referal Hospital Limited.
EFCC alleged that the two firms served as conduit pipes through which over N32billion was allegedly looted â€Žfrom bank accounts that were operated by the office of the NSAâ€Ž.
â€ŽEventhough Dasuki had through his lawyer, Mr. Ahmed Raji, SAN, urged the court to grant him bail on self recognition, his prayer was rejected by the Justice.
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