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Court orders release of Dasuki’s passport

Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama on Wednesday ordered the release of the Sambo Dasuki’s passport to him.

He directed the registrar of the court to release the document to the retired Colonel through his counsel for renewal having become expired since its custody.

The ordered was given to enable the former National Security Adviser (NSA) obtain a visa for a specialised medical consultation after being in detention for four years.

Dasuki along with four others are standing trial before the court in the alleged charges of Breach of Trust and money-laundering.

Justice Baba-Yusuf’s decision followed the application brought by Dasuki’s lawyer, Mr. Ahmed Raji under Sections 1, 2, 491 and 492 of the administration of the Criminal Justice Act. ACJA 2015 and the inherent power of the court.

The judge,while delivering ruling on Dasuki’s application, explained that since the request was not opposed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), it was wise to grant same.

Meanwhile, trial in the charges has been fixed for March 13, 2020.

 
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