Court orders release of former NSA, Sambo Dasuki

An Abuja Federal High Court has granted bail to former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki.

Trial judge. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu on Monday granted the embattled former NSA bail in the sum of N200m bail bonds and two sureties each in like sum who must be public servants of no less than Grade Level 16, and must deposit evidence of last promotion to the court registrar.

She also ruled that the sureties must be owners of landed properties in the FCT and must deposit original copies of the land title to the court registrar while Dasuki’s international passport should remain with the court.

Ojukwu, who described Dasuki’s continuous detention over the last two and a half years as an aberration to the rule of law and the constitution, also took a swipe at the Department of State Services (DSS) stating that it cannot give itself the powers to mete out punishment at a person, as only the court has the powers to do that at the end of a trial.

This is the sixth bail granted to the embattled former NSA facing charges over the diversion of the sum of $2.1 billion arms funds in different courts of the FCT as well as unlawful possession of firearms, though he has remained in custody of DSS.

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