Absence of Judge Stalls Sambo Dasuki’s Trial

Dasuki was arraigned on a 22- count charge, bordering on diversion, conspiracy, bribery, abuse of office and criminal breach of trust involving N19.4 billion.

The absence of Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of an FCT High Court on Thursday delayed the trial of former National Security Adviser(NSA) to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Sambo Dasuki.

Dasuki was arraigned on a 22- count charge, bordering on diversion, conspiracy, bribery, abuse of office and criminal breach of trust involving N19.4 billion.

Others in the trial are: Amb. Bashir Yuguda, Shuaibu Salisu, a former Director of Finance, Office of the National Security Adviser, Dalhatu Investment Ltd, Sagir Attahiru and Attahiru Bafaarawa, former governor of Sokoto State.

The judge was unavoidably absent to hear the case adjourned until Thursday.

The court did not sit but the defendants and their counsel were present in court except Dasuki.

The trial was adjourned until Sept. 27 with the consent of all the counsel in the matter.

The former NSA was also arraigned on another 19-count charge bordering on diversion of funds pending in the same court.

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