A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted permission to the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, to travel abroad for medical attention pending the commencement of his trial.

Colonel Dasuki is standing trial for alleged unlawful possession of fire arms and money laundering.

Delivering ruling on the application filed by Dasuki, Justice Adeniyi Ademola granted the former NSA a period of three weeks within which to take care of his health abroad.

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However, the trial judge who had earlier granted bail to Dasuki on self-recognition varied the bail conditions which now include a surety, who will write an undertaking to produce the accused person on the next adjourned date.

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Justice Ademola also said that the surety should be ready to take the position of the accused in case the former NSA refuses to appear to answer charges proffered against him.

In the alternative Justice Ademola ordered any of the senior counsel to the accused person to sign an undertaking to take his place, before the international passport of the accused is released.

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Justice Adeniyi Ademola ordered the court registrar to release the travel documents of the former NSA, upon the perfection of the terms attached to the order.

Trial has been adjourned till November 26 and 27, 2015.

Source: Channelstv


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