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I won’t stand trial until i’m released on bail, Dasuki tells court

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The embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, Tuesday, threatened that he would not be ready to stand trial until the Federal Government obeys the order of the courts for his bail.

Dasuki stated this at a Federal High Court, in Abuja through his counsel, Joseph Daudu, at the resumption of his trial before the court in a case brought against him by the Department of State Services, DSS, adding that he will not be available for the trial until the Federal government obey the court orders that granted him bail last year.

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It would be recalled that Dasuki was re-arrested by the DSS on fresh charges of money laundering and illegal possession of firearms after he had fulfilled bail conditions for separate charges filed against him by EFCC.

“We cannot be ready for trial until the defendant enjoys his constitutional rights.

We apply that we should be given time to prepare the defence. The conduct of the prosecution has not enabled him to enjoy his constitutional rights. The worst is that for about seven weeks we do not know where he is. Any of us here who proceeds to defend an accused person in this circumstance may lose his license of practice”, Dauda said.

The case was however adjourned to March 3rd.

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