Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Why FG Wants Dasuki's Bail Revoked

Seven Reasons FG Wants Dasuki's Bail Revoked...
The State Security Services (SSS) on Monday, November 23, asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to revoke the bail granted to the former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki.

During the court session, the defending counsel Joseph Daudu told the court that the prosecutor, the SSS had served his client a motion of notice in pursuant of section 169 of the administration of criminal justice Act 2015 and under the inherent jurisdiction of the court.

Also objecting issues raised by his colleague, Daudu said the defendant has not flouted any of the orders given by the court.

But Diri who is also the director of public prosecution at the ministry of justice prayed the court to make an order mandating the defendant to appear before it.

Diri noted that Dasuki has been absent at court sessions on three different occasions.

“There was no reason given for his absence and no order of this court have been served on the office of the Attorney General on the authority of this court that the presence of the defendant has been dispensed with,” Diri said.

But the motion on notice obtained by has shown the seven grounds upon which the application to revoke the defendant’s bail and commit him to prison was based.

The motion also sought that and for such other order or orders as the ocurt may deem fit to make in the circumstance of the case in process.

Below are the seven grounds:

1. That the defendant is undergoing investigation by the committee auditing procurement of arms/equipment in the armed forces and defence sector from 2007 to date set up by the federal government.
2. That the interim report, as submitted to the federal government has indicated that the resources running into over two Billion US dollars was allegedly corruptly embezzled and the investigation is unfolding further facts that require the presence of the respondent to assist in investigation.

3. That the result of the interim report submitted to the federal government, there is a government directive to arrest all those indicted by the report including the defendant.
4. That the public interest of the nation is at stake and investigation has to be properly conducted to logical conclusions.
5. That the ongoing investigation which borders on money laundering against the defendant has also not been concluded and there is fear that the investigation might be tempered with on account of foreign visit by the respondent before the completion of investigation.
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6. That the honourable court made an order for the release of the international passport of the defendant to travel to UK for medical treatment, over an ailment complained of by the defendant which can be properly treated in the national hospital, Abuja and other teaching hospital in Nigeria.
7. That further intelligence revealed that the defendant has concluded plans to take advantage of the order of this court releasing his international passport to escape justice and temper with ongoing investigation.

Meanwhile, the court had earlier granted the former NSA permission to travel abroad for the treatment of cancer.

But on the same day the permission was granted by the court, the Nigerian government laid siege at the Asokoro residence of Dasuki, an action which has prevented the former NSA from travelling.

Dasuki in turn, has sued the federal government over security barricade at his residence; he said he received information that the SSS had planned to arrest him at the airport.