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Court adjourns hearing on Dasuki’s motion

Sambo Dasuki

A Federal Capital Territory High Court yesterday adjourned the motion for consolidation of two cases by a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki’s, to October 5.

Dasuki, Shuaibu Salisu, a former director of Finance in the Office of the NSA, and Aminu Baba-Kusa, a former executive director at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, were arraigned for alleged diversion of N13.6 billion.

Also being tried were two firms – Acacia Holding Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital Limited. At the last sitting, the motion was not moved due to the absence of Salisu’s counsel, Chief Akin Olujimi (SAN). Dasuki’s counsel, Mr. Joseph Daudu (SAN), and Mr. Solomon Umoh (SAN), Counsel to Baba-Kusa, had said the motion should be moved in the presence of Olujimi.

Sequel to their submissions, the presiding judge, Justice Hussein Baba- Yusuf adjourned the case to July 11, 2016.

However, high courts in Nigeria commenced their annual vacation. All counsels in the case and the defendants were in court yesterday to pick a new date for hearing on the motion.


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