FG Moves Dasuki’s Trial To One Court
The Federal Government has streamlined the corruption against former NSA, Sambo Dasuki.
Dasuki has been facing charges before two High courts FCT, but has now been into one court for quick and effective trial.
The Chief Judge of the FCT Judiciary, Justice Ishaq Bello ordered the transfer of charges before Justice Peter Affem to the court of Justice Baba Yusuf as the only Judge that will now conduct the trial.
This followed a complaint by Sambo Dasuki that putting him on trial in two different courts on the same issues was abuse of judicial process that would prejudice and cause double jeopardy. Government lead counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacob and that of Dasuki, Mr. Joseph Daudu agreed before Justice Baba Yusuf to formally write the chief judge of the FCT judiciary, Justice Ishaq Bello to consolidate the two charges in the interest of Justice.
The two senior counsels then applied to Justice Yusuf to adjourn the matter pending the time the chief judge would consider the application for consolidation.
The judge who was then billed to give ruling on Dasuki’s motion for consolidation put off the ruling because of understanding between the prosecution and the defence and adjourn the matter till October 21, 2016.
Meanwhile Justice Baba Yusuf has fixed November 16, 2016 for the trial.
Dasuki has been granted bails by all the courts involved in his trials, but remained in the custody of the DSS since November 2015.