Former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) on Tuesday asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to suspend the charges of illegal possession of firearms and money laundering against him.
- The Federal Government has accused Dasuki of looting funds meant for arms procurement for the Nigerian military.
- He was also accused of money laundering an illegal possession of firearms.
- Dasuki has been in custody since 2015.
Dasuki’s counsel, Mr. Ahmed Raji (SAN), asked the court to adjourn the trial indefinitely pending the hearing and determination of the ex-NSA’s motion for stay of proceedings filed before the Court of Appeal, Abuja.
Raji said, “In the cause of the proceedings, a very major constitutional issue arose on witness protection and fair trial, under the Constitution and the defendant here has referred the constitutional matter to the Court of Appeal.