Dasuki’s trial stalled again, case adjourned till February 26
The trial of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and his four accomplices could not hold today at the Federal Capital Territory high court, Abuja. This was due to the inability of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to produce the defendants in court.
The Prosecuting Counsel, Rotimi Jacobs had produced several witnesses but without the accused appearing in court.
He said the second defendant was arrested again after being released from jail and was still in the custody of the State Security Service (SSS).
Furthermore, Jacobs stated that Dasuki couldn’t show up on time in court because he was dressing and the SSS were not informed on time that he was to appear in court today.
According to the judge, Peter Affen, the SSS was going against the order of the court and was holding the court from commencing trial.
He said matters like this were intertwined and that both parties involved should have been served all applications.
According to Joseph Daudu, Counsel to Dasuki, the accused should be discharged and acquitted because the prosecuting Counsel had shown that he was not ready for the trial whereby the defendant was not produced in court.
The Judge adjourned the trial to the 26th of February 2016, for hearing of discharge application.