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Fed Govt urges court to stop Dasuki from travelling abroad

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THE Federal Government has urged the Federal High Court, Abuja to stay execution of its earlier order granted to former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki to travel abroad for medical treatment.

Counsel to the government Mr. Oladipo Okpeseyi (SAN) made the oral application yesterday at the resume of hearing of the case before Justice Adeniyi Ademola.

Okpeseyi told the court that the government had filed a notice of appeal at the Court of Appeal, Abuja against the court ruling.

He said the prosecution filed the motion pursuant to Section 169 of the Administration of Criminal Justice (ACJ) Act 2015.

The lawyer also disclosed that the prosecution had filed another motion before the court seeking to revoke the bail earlier granted to Dasuki.

The former NSA, who is facing charges of money laundering and illegal possession of firearms, had been granted bail on self- recognition.

Akposeyi said they were seeking the revocation of the bail to enable the prosecution to conclude investigation into the alleged crime.

The lawyer said if the defendant was kept in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), he would assist in the investigation process.

Akposeyi claimed that there was never a time the prosecution flouted the court’s order as it was claimed by the defence counsel.

Defence counsel Mr. Ahmed Raji (SAN) opposed the oral application.

He alleged that the prosecution flouted the order of the court by laying siege on his client’s residence and preventing him from travelling as ordered by the court.

Justice Adeniyi Ademola adjourned the case to December 8 for continuation of hearing.

 

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