Court frees Dasuki on N250M bail

Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki has been granted bail by an Abuja High Court.
Dasuki has been facing charges of money laundering and criminal breach of trust before the court.
Presiding judge, Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf granted the former NSA bail to the tune of N250 Million today, December 18, 2015, according to Premium Times.
He is also expected to produce a surety who must be a serving or retired civil servant not lower than the rank of a director.
The surety must also show possession of a property within Abuja worth the same amount.​
Dasuki was also asked to deposit his passport with the court registrar and notify the court of any plans to travel outside Abuja.
The former NSA is being investigated for allegedly supervising the laundering of $2 billion in funds meant for the procurement of arms for Nigeria’s military.

He was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) on December 1, 2015 and handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the following day.
President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the arrest of Dasuki and others indicted in the alleged fraud after receiving a report submitted by a panel instituted by him to probe Nigeria’s arms purchases from 2007-2015.

The former NSA has been in the eye of the storm since being removed by Buhari in July.

His homes in Sokoto and Abuja were raided by agents of the DSS and he was subsequently charged with money laundering and illegal possession of weapons.

The EFCC has also arrested 20 of Dasuki's former staff, Chairman of Africa Independent Television (AIT), Raymond Dokpesi and former Sokoto State Governor, Attahiru Bafarawa in connection with the allegations.
Dasuki has pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against him.
The EFCC had earlier opposed the former NSA's bail application saying that releasing him would leave him open to attacks from relatives of soldiers who died due to the under-funding of the military.

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