Dasuki: Appeal court vacates stringent bail conditions granted former NSA

Dasuki: Appeal court vacates stringent bail conditions granted former NSA

- The stringent bail conditions granted Dasuki has been vacated

- The former NSA was asked to produce a Level 16 civil servant who must own a property worth N100 million within the FCT

- However, the appeal court says it was wrong for courts to ask a civil servants to stand as surety when bail was granted

The appeal court in Abuja, has on Friday, November 22, vacated stringent bail conditions earlier granted to former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (Rtd).

According to PM News, the court agreed to Dasuki’s request for a variation in the terms attached to the bail earlier granted him.

Consequently, the three-man panel of the court expunged the requirement that Dasuki produced a Level 16 civil servant who must own a property worth N100 million within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Justice Stephen Adah, in the lead judgement, said it was wrong for courts to ask a civil servants to stand as surety when bail was granted.

DSS asking sureties who had been verified by the court to report in its office for illegal verification - - Falana

Meanwhile, recall that Legit.ng reported that Dasuki was granted bail by a Federal High Court.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu granted Dasuki N200 million bail with two sureties.

Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) had been on trial for alleged diversion of funds meant for procurement of arms to combat the Boko Haram menace to the 2015 campaign of then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The bail granted was the sixth one granted him since his trial commenced.

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Also recall that Legit.ng reported that Dasuki, was granted a N100 million bail by the court of Appeal sitting in Abuja.

The director-general of Department of State Services (DSS), and attorney-general of the federation (AGF) were mentioned as respondents in the suit.

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Source: Legit.ng

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