SAN FRANCISCO, October 12, (THEWILL) – The Supreme Court has adjourned till January 25 hearing on the appeal filed by the detained former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) against the Federal Government.
Dasuki, who served the NSA under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, is challenging his continued detention despite the fact that he was granted bail by three different courts where he is facing trail.
The former NSA is facing two separate charges before the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court at Maitama over alleged illegal diversion of about $2.1billion meant for the pruchase of arms.
He is equally on trial before the Federal High Court in Abuja on charges bordering on money laundering and his alleged illegal possession of fire arms to combat terrorism in the North-East.
Though he was released on bail by the three courts, Dasuki has been in detention since November 3, 2015.
The ex-NSA was on December 29, 2015, re-arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, immediately he was released from Kuje Prison upon perfecting all his bail conditions.
THEWILL recalls that the ECOWAS court had in a judgment delivered on October 4, 2016, ordered the Federal Government to immediately release him from detention, but the Federal Government refused to comply with the order.