Dasuki To Be Re-Arraigned On November 16 By EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was
given the go-ahead to consolidate the two separate criminal charges against
former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and to re-arraign Dasuki on November 16.

The application was granted by Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of
the FCT High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on Friday, October 21, 2016.
According to the an EFCC statement obtained from their
website, “Dasuki (first defendant) alongside Shuaibu Salisu, a former Director,
Finance and Administration, Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA;
Aminu Babakusa, a former General Manager, Nigerian National Petroleum
Corporation; Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital Limited are
being prosecuted by the EFCC,  on a
19-count charge  bordering on money
laundering and criminal breach of trust to the tune of N13, 570,000,
000.00(  Thirteen Billion, Five Hundred
and Seventy Million Naira).”
The statement also said “Similarly, Dasuki alongside Bashir
Yuguda, a former Minister of State for Finance; Attahiru Bafarawa, ex-governor
of Sokoto State; his son, Sagir and their firm, Dalhatu Investment, are also
being prosecuted for  a N13billion fraud
before Justice Afem.
“At the last hearing on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, counsel
to the EFCC, Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, moved an application for the consolidation of
the two cases to allow for diligent prosecution.
“Jacobs and Dasuki’s counsel, Joseph Daudu, SAN, then agreed
before Justice Baba Yusuf to formally write the Chief Judge of the FCT High
Court, Justice Ishaq Bello, to consolidate the two charges in the interest of
Justice.
“The two counsels also urged Justice Baba-Yusuf to adjourn
the matter pending the time the Chief Judge would consider the application for
consolidation.
“Consequently, the matter was adjourned to October 21, 2016
to allow the two parties reach a consensus and present the outcome of their
meeting with the Chief Judge.”

Sambo Dasuki allegedly diverted funds meant for the purchase
of arms for the Army to prosecute the war against Boko Haram.

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