Eventful In Partnership with FirstBankThe Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has today granted the former National Security Adviser,NSA, to President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Sambo Dasuki, bail on self recognizance.
Dasuki, who has been faced with rough time since he left the NSA office was today released on bail after pleading not guilty to a one-count criminal charge that was preferred against him by Nigeria’s Director of Public Prosecutions, Mohammed Diri recently.
The charge bothered on his alleged illegal possession of firearms contrary to section 27(1) (a) of the Firearms Act, CAP F28, Law of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
However, a vacation judge, Justice Ademola Adeniyi, who preside over the case pending the resumption of Nigeria’s courts, ordered the defendant’s traveling documents seized and that any of the security agencies currently in possession of the international and diplomatic passports of the accused person, should forthwith surrender same to the Deputy Chief Registrar of the High Court.
Justice Adeniyi fixed October 26 and 27 for hearing on the substantive charge against Dasuki which was signed by the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, Mr. M.S. Diri
report gathered revealed that Dakuri, appointed by the immediate past president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, to coordinate Nigeria’s security agencies in battling Boko Haram insurgent was placed under house arrest while his home, was searched by Nigeria’s secret police, the State Security Service, in a standoff that lasted several hours.