Adviser, NSA, Colonel Sambo
Mohamed Dasuki, yesterday
told an Abuja High Court that
his unlawful arrest and detention
without trial since December 2015
was a deliberate act by President
Muhammadu Buhari.
Dasuki, who spoke through
his counsel, Chief Joseph Daudu,
(SAN), claimed that President
Buhari unjustly instigated his arrest
and detention by the Department of
the State Security, DSS, for reasons
other than breach of any law.
He also alleged that Buhari
was contemptuous of the courts
which, three times, granted him
bail in various criminal charges
brought against him by the
federal government and claimed
that President Buhari’s comment
on Presidential Media Chat in
December 2015 confirmed that he
was behind his ordeal.
In a further affidavit filed in
support of his application at the
FCT High Court, the Ex-NSA
claimed that the President betrayed
his disdain for him during the
Presidential Media Chat when
he openly told Nigerians that he
(Dasuki) and Nnamdi Kanu would
not be allowed bail because they
would jump bail.
Dasuki claimed he had since
been held incommunicado since
his re-arrest on December 29 when
he perfected the third bail granted
him by Justice Peter Affen.
Therefore, he asked Justice Affen
to prohibit his further trial until the
federal government grants him bail
to enable him to prepare effectively
for defence in the various criminal
charges brought against him by
government.
Dasuki claimed that his continued
detention, despite the bail granted
him, was contemptuous of the
three courts and urged that the
government be made to purge itself
of the contempt.
The former NSA, who has been
in detention since December 29 last
year, claimed that the detention has
prevented him from filing effective
defence because he has no access to
his lawyers.
The defendant exhibited several
newspaper cuttings in support of
his motion seeking to stop his trial,
adding that the publications were
the comments of President Buhari
during the Presidential Media
Chat.
Dasuki said that up till now, the
newspaper publications have not
been refuted by the Presidency, as
his counsel argued that he prayed
Justice Affen to enforce the court
order which granted bail to Dasuki,
adding that justice was for all
parties in any court action.
Chief Daudu also stated that the
claim that Dasuki was being held
by the DSS and not the Economic
and Financial Crimes Commission
(EFCC) cannot hold water because
the federal government was the
complainant in the charge against
Dasuki and that both the DSS and
EFCC were agents of the federal
government.
However, in opposing the
application, counsel to the federal
government, Mr. Rotimi Jacob,
informed Justice Affen that the
charge against Dasuki was at the instance of the EFCC and not the
DSS.
He denied that the federal
government disobeyed the court
on the grounds that on December
29, 2015, when the bail conditions
were perfected, Dasuki was
released by the prison authority at
Kuje but was rearrested by another
government agency.
Jacobs asked the court not to
grant Dasuki’s application because
DSS that rearrested him was not a
party to the charges against him
before Justice Affen who granted
him the bail.
On the newspaper publications,
Jacobs claimed that they were not
tenable before the court because
they have not been certified as
required by law.
After listening to parties, Justice
Affen fixed March 4, 2016 to give
ruling on the application.
The federal government had
filed criminal charges against
Dasuki, Former Minister of State
for Finance, Mr. Bashir Yuguda,
and three others bothering on
money laundering, breach of trust
and corruption.


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  • vic

    THESE DIVERSIONS FROM DASUKI’S ACTUAL FRAUDULENT AND THEIVING ACTIVITIES LAUNDERING HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF NAIRA WILL NOT SUCCEED.

    THIS MAN DASUKI IS NOT ONLY A THIEF BUT ALSO A TRAITOR WHO DIVERTED TREASURY FUNDS MEANT FOR COUNTRY’S DEFENSE FRAUDULENTLY FROM FIGHTING BOKO HARAM TO HIMSELS AND HIS CRONIES PERSONAL ACCOUNTS CAUSING THE MURDERS OF SOLDIERS AND INNOCENT NIGERIANS IN THEIR THOUSANDS.

    CLEARLY, DASUKI IS PUNISHABLE TO DEATH BY HANGING IF NOT SHOOTING BY THE FIRING SQUAD IN A MILITARY STYLE FOR HIS UNPARDONABLE CRIMES. DASUKI’S PLEAS, WHO IS AN ESTABLISHED THIEF AND A LAIR, NOW CRYING WOLF, SHOULD BE IGNORED BY WELL-MEANING JUSTICES IN NIGERIA. HIS HEINOUS CRIMES DESERVE DEATH PENALTY. PRESIDENT BUHARI IS CLEAN AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. BUHARI IS ONLY CATCHING A TRAITOR AND A CRIMINAL.