The trial of the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, over allegations of illegal possession of arms has again been stalled following the filing of a preliminary objection by the counsel to Colonel Dasuki.
According to Channelstv reports, Colonel Dasuki’s lawyer is challenging the application by the Federal Government to revoke the bail granted to the former National Security Adviser by the court.
At the resumed trial, lawyer to the Federal Government, Mr Oladipo Okpeseyi, told the court that he had two applications seeking to revoke the bail earlier granted to the accused person by the court and another application seeking to stop the further execution of the order of the court directing that the passport of the accused person be released to him.
He, however, told the court that he was constrained in moving the application, as he was served with the defendant’s objection in court and needed time to respond to the preliminary objection filed by the Lawyer to Colonel Dasuki.
He subsequently applied for an adjournment.
Lawyer to the former National Security Adviser, Mr Joseph Daudu, did not oppose the application for adjournment.
He said the Prosecutor was entitled to adequate time to enable him respond to the objections raised by him.
With the consent of the counsels, the trial judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, adjourned the trial to January 20, 2016 for the hearing of the preliminary objection and other pending applications.