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Monday, 11 July 2016

BREAKING NEWS: Dasuki in another phase

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Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki has been granted a slight repreive today as the court case against him has been adjourned.

The trial of the former (NSA), Sambo Dasuki and others, for a N13.5billion money laundering charge has been adjourned to October 5th.

The trial was adjourned to the October 5th giving Sambo Dasuki a reprieve of about two months. The trial could not go on today following the commencement of the yearly vacation of the courts in Nigeria. The new date was, however, agreed upon following deliberation among representatives of counsels to the defendants and subsequent ratification by the court.

Federal High Courts in Nigeria, will from today, proceed on their annual long vacation. In a circular by the Chief Registrar of the Federal High Court Abuja, Mr Emmanuel Gako, the vacation will end on September 9.

The others involved in the case are: former director of finance and administration, office of the national security adviser, Shuaibu Salisu; former general manager, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Aminu Babakusa and two firms: Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital Limited.

They are facing a 19-count charge which includes; money laundering and criminal breach of trust to the tune of N13, 570billion before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) sitting in Maitama.

Meanwhile, in connection with the Dasuki case, former minister of defence, Musiliu Obanikoro is presently being investigated by EFCC alongside his sons over their alleged collection of N4.7billion from embattled former national security adviser (NSA) Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), since video evidence condemning him was released.

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