Department of State Services, DSS, will today formally dock embattled immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), before a Federal High Court in Abuja for allegedly being in possession of firearms without valid licence.
The DSS had in a statement by one of its officials, Tony Opuiyo, on August 24, 2015, said that it had charged Dasuki with the alleged offence.
The service did not give details of the charge but our correspondent learnt that the chief judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta had last week assigned the matter to Justice Adeniyi Ademola, who is the court’s vacation judge.
The DSS said the offence is punishable under section 27(I)(a)(I) of the Firearms Act, Cap F28, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, based on evidence so far obtained.
Nigerian Pilot gathered that the Federal Ministry of Justice had since taken over the matter.
The trial ought to have commenced last week but it could not go on because of the directive of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmmud Mohammed, to various heads of court not to sit throughout the week to enable lawyers and interested judges to participate in the just-concluded one week Annual Bar Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA.

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