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Dasuki: What happened in court on Friday

The preliminary of Sambo Dasuki, previous National Security Adviser (NSA), again couldn’t occur on Friday, attributable to his nonattendance.

This is the fourth time the previous NSA has neglected to show up before Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf, where he is confronting illegal tax avoidance charge brought against him the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). NAN reports that Dauski’s direction, Mr. Joesph Daudu,

SAN, and Mr. Ahmed Raji, SAN, were additionally not in court.

Dasuki, a previous National Security Adviser to ex-president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, was summoned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) in 2015.

On preliminary with him are Aminu Baba-Kusa, a previous NNPC Executive Director, and two firms-Acacia Holdings and Reliance Referral Hospital.

They are summoned on 32 checks of criminal break of trust, misappropriation and untrustworthy discharge and getting of different wholes of cash, to the tune of N33.3 billion.

Equity Baba-Yusuf had on April 16, issued a generation warrant on the Director General, Department of State Services, DSS, to create Dasuki in court for his preliminary at the following deferred date.

The judge additionally requested the arraignment to liaise with the DSS, to create the respondent at whatever point his issue comes up. At the continued sitting, the arraigning counsel Mr. Oluwaleke Atolegbe, educated the court that they served DSS with the creation warrant and the notice of the following suspended date. He communicated shock when he discovered that Dasuki was not in court.

Atolegbe likewise told the court that Mr. Ahmed Raji, SAN, other senior advice to Dasuki, called from Saudi Arabia to educate Mr. Rotimi Jacobs, SAN (lead arraigning counsel ) that Mr. Joseph Daudu, SAN was still sick.

He further said that he (Raji) was likewise not in the nation to seek the case. Atolegbe said Raji requested an intermission date in July, which the arraignment protested.

He said, dependent on Raji’s call and notice, the arraignment implored the court for a suspension. All the advice on the issue did not restrict his supplication. Baba – Yusuf, after tuning in to their entries dismissed until July 5, for the continuation of preliminary.