Court orders release of ex-NSA travel document


A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of the international passport of the belonging to former National Security Adviser, Alh. Sambo Dasuki.


Dasuki is standing trial for alleged possession of firearms and money laundering, the charges which he has denied.

His passport was seized as part of his bail conditions.

The Former NSA urged the court to release the passport to enable him travel abroad for medical treatment.

After hearing the arguments from both counsels, the presiding judge, Adeniyi Ademola, said the prosecution failed to show reason why the document should not be released.

He ordered that the court registrar should release the passport and allow Dasuki travel for three weeks, after which he would return the passport to the court custody.

The judge also added that upon his return, Dasuki’s bail terms would be reviewed.

He said the ex-NSA would be required to produce a surety or have his counsel issue an undertaking before he is released on bail.

Dasuki’s counsel, Ahmed Raji, described the judgement as a good one.

“It is only a person with life that can defend himself; a dead man cannot defend himself,” he stated.

The prosecution counsel, Shuaibu Labaran, declined comments.


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