Monday, February 8, 2016 3:17 pm
Embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki has failed in his bid to stop his trial at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The prosecuting lawyer, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), in a 26 paragraphs affidavit and a 14-page written address urged the court not to grant the application.
Jacobs said that Dasuki was re-arrested by the Department of Security Service (DSS) on another alleged offence different from the case brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
At the resumed hearing on Monday, Justice Husseni Baba-Yusut in a ruling dismissed the application saying that “It does not hold any merit’’.
Baba-Yusuf held that the only issue to be determined was to know whether the applicant (Federal Government) disobeyed the Court’s order.
He went further to hold that a court order was said to be disobeyed if such order was directed to that person in question.
The Judge said that although the court granted bail to Dasuki but it did not order that he should not be re-arrested in another allegation.
Baba-Yusuf then adjourned till March 23 for hearing and for the trial to continue.