The former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki is to appear before the Supreme Court on 25th of January, 2018.
The Supreme Court adjourned the hearing of Dasuki’s appeal, following his suit, asking the apex court to compel the federal government to obey the orders of lower courts by granting him bail.
Recall that in December 2015, the Department of State Services (DSS) raided the Abuja residence of Dasuki, reportedly carting away firearms and cash. He was subsequently arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearms and money laundering before the justice of the Federal High Court in Abuja, Adeniyi Ademola.
However, Dasuki was granted bail by the justice but was still kept in custody by the DSS. Upon further investigation and raid of Dasuki’s residence, Justice Ademola was arrested by the DSS.
Furthermore, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) also filed charges of money laundering, abuse of office and misappropriation of funds against Dasuki over his alleged involvement in $2.1 billion arms purchase scam.
The EFCC filed corruption charges against him at two high courts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) but the efforts were abortive as the two courts granted him bail.
The DSS, however, refused to release him, causing him little or no progress in his trial.