- The Supreme Court has adjourned hearing on the appeal lodged by former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, to January 25, 2018
- The former NSA was arrested on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari, for allegedly siphoning billions of dollars earmarked for the purchase of arms
- A 13-man audit committee had unearthed several illicit and fraudulent financial transactions of arms purchase made during Dasuki’s tenure as NSA
Hearing on the appeal lodged by former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), has been adjourned by the Supreme Court to January 25, 2018, Punch reports.
Dasuki is alleged to have siphoned billions of dollars earmarked for arms purchase, during the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
NAIJ.com notes that in an official statement by the special adviser to the president on media, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the arrest of the ex-NSA.
The order for Dasuki’s arrest came after an interim report by a 13-man audit committee unearthed several illicit and fraudulent financial transactions of arms purchase made during his tenure as NSA.
Recall that a Federal Capital Territory High Court adjourned Dasuki's trial to January 2017 due to ill-health of the former director of finance and administration at the Office of the National Security Adviser Salihu Shuaibu.
NAIJ.com reported that at the resumed trial on December 7, 2016, the prosecuting counsel Oluwalake Atolagbe informed the court that he had just been served with a medical report of one of the defendant Salihu Shuaibu.
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