Court adjourns hearing in Dasuki’s trial

An FCT High Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing in the trial of Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), former National Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, until March 22.

Standing trial along with Dasuki are a former minister Alhaji Bashir Yuguda, former Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), Shuaibu Salisu, a former governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, his son, Sagir and their family company Dalhatu Investment Limited.

They are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) , on a 22-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and fraudulent diversion of public fund to the tune of N19.4billion.

Justice Hussein Baba -Yusuf, adjourned the trial, after Dasuki;s counsel, Mr Adeola Adedipe drew the court’s attention to an application dated Nov. 3, 2017 for an adjournment, pending the outcome of a Supreme Court judgment on March 2.

Mr. Adedipe said the application is praying for the court to grant him an adjournment pending the outcome of Supreme Court judgment on March 2 in Dasuki’s case.

He said the outcome may have direct effect on the case in the high court .

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