It’s been how many years now since we started with the “Dasuki scam trial“? Just like all the typical kangaroo trials we have for rich criminals, the case has almost all but expired.
Former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), was facing a 47-count charge before three different courts and judges in Abuja. The charges included cases of money laundering and alleged illegal possession of firearms.
The charges also summarily included diversion of national money running up to N53 billion from the accounts the office of the NSA operated with the Central Bank of Nigeria, other banks and public funds.
The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday ordered the Department of State Service to produce the detained former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), before a Federal High Court in Abuja to enable him testify in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh.
Justice Peter Ige, who prepared and read the lead judgement of the appellate court, directed Justice Abang to indicate the date which the DSS must produce Dasuki in court and other subsequent dates.
It upheld Metuh’s appeal and nullified the ruling delivered by Justice Abang on February 23, 2017, when the judge refused to grant Metuh’s application for a subpoena to be issued and served on Dasuki.
So it takes the needs of one of the big men to get Dasuki’s case back into the courts. If anything, we should know by now that there is a lot wrong with our justice system. Since 2015, one would expect that the former national security adviser would be much more than a puppet for political theatrics, but here we are.
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