- Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, will enjoy an accelerated hearing on his alleged money-laundering charges
- The court has also fixed April 13 for a pre-trial conference so as to enable lawyers involved in the case to take common positions on documents
- FG had slammed charges against the former NSA Sambo Dasuki; Salisu Shuaib, director finance ONSA; Aminu Baba-Kusa and others in 2015
The trial of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has been adjoined till May 2 and 3 for definite trial by a federal capital territory high Court.
Dasuki is in court over alleged money-laundering charges brought against him by the federal government in 2015 .
A judge of the court, Husseini Baba-Yusuf, announced the new trial date in Abuja after being presented with the Supreme Court judgement of March 2, 2018 which ordered accelerated hearing into the case, Premium Times reports.
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The court fixed April 13 for a pre-trial conference so enable lawyers involved in the case to take common positions on documents from the prosecution and those from the defendants and to ensure effective management of the two separate charges against Dasuki and other defendants
The conference will be presided over by Mr. Baba-Yusuf and all contentious documents will be admitted from the bar.
It was further reported by the news outlet that senior counsels involved in the matter, especially Rotimi Jacobs for prosecution, Ahmed Raji, Akin Olujimi, Olajide Ayodele, Kayode Olatoke, Hakeem Afolabi and Solomon Umoh who are standing for different defendants in the trial all agreed with the Supreme Court decision for accelerated hearing and the pre-trial conference to sort out all the contentious issues.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki Progressive Association in Sokoto state appealed to the federal government to release the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col Sambo Dasuki (retd) on bail in compliance with court rulings.
The family asked the government to respect the rule of law in handing the issues relating to Dasuki.
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