‘efcc Likely To Remove Dasuki From Kuje Prison To Dss Custody’

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BEVERLY HILLS, December 25, (THEWILL) – There are indications that the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) will be removed from the Kuje Prison in Abuja to the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, for “security reasons”.

This is as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, may file fresh charges against him and some of the accused persons already granted bail by the High Court of Justice of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, a source confided in The Nation.

Dasuki, ex-Minister Bashir Yuguda, ex-Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, Director of Finance Shuaibu Salisu, former Sokoto governor Attahiru Bafarawa and Sagir Attahiru were, on Wednesday, granted bail by Justice Peter Affen of the FCT High Court.

Following his inability to meet one of his bail conditions which requires getting a surety who should deposit the original title deeds of a property or properties owned by him, which must be worth N250m, the former NSA was taken to the Kuje Prison.

But the EFCC insider told the newspaper that: “We will obey court order to release Dasuki on bail but we may only return him to DSS custody because he was on remand warrant of a Chief Magistrate's Court, which was obtained by the DSS, when we asked the agency to make him available to us for prosecution.

“I think the remand warrant may have to do with security issues beyond our purview.

“In line with inter-agency cooperation, we took custody of Dasuki from the DSS, we will return him there. It is left to Dasuki to approach another court to vacate the remand warrant got by the DSS.

“Also, we are likely to arraign Dasuki and some of the accused persons in another court for different charges. The case against these accused persons has many dimensions.”

The plan to return Dasuki to DSS custody was made obvious on Wednesday night when some operatives reportedly opposed Salisu's release because of another pending matter. It took the intervention of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria before the former Director of Finance could regain his freedom.