Dasuki and his Lawyer

One of the lead lawyers to former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) , Mr Ahmed Raji (SAN) has disclosed that his client has met the terms of his bail condition.

He however added that Dasuki is yet to be released from Kuje Prison on the grounds of a certain document for his release.

Raji, who stated this during an interview with a news paper not Thenigerialawyer last night, added that the legal team was unable to secure the document for Dasuki’s release from Justice Peter Affen of an Abuja High Court.

The senior advocate further claimed that his client had met the bail conditions at about 4pm yesterday.

He said, “He (Dasuki) has been able to meet all the bail conditions after he was granted bail by the court. The only thing we are yet to get is the signature of the judge for his release”.

The former NSA may spend the Christmas in custody if he is unable to get the judge to sign the document for his release.

Dasuki and four others are standing trial for alleged money laundering and criminal breach of trust over alleged diversions of the money recovered from the Abacha loot which was meant to purchase arms to fight Boko Haram terrorists.

Others standing trial with him include a former director of finance at the office of the NSA, Shuaibu Salisu, a former Group General Manager of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Aminu Baba Kusa and two firms, Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Reference Hospital.

Dasuki and others were granted bail in the sum of N250million each and a surety each who must be a serving or retired civil servant not lower than the rank of a director.

The defendants were also asked to deposit their international passports with the court registrar. They are also to notify the court of any travel arrangement outside the FCT.

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