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Court orders release of Dasuki’s passport

JusticeJustice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of high court of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting in Maitama, Abuja, Wednesday, ordered the release of the international passport of former National Security Adviser NSA,  Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd) to him.
The Court ordered the registrar of the court to release the document to Dasuki through his counsel,  Ahmed Raji (SAN), to enable him carry out renewal of the document having become expired since the court took its custody.
Justice Baba Yusuf’s order for the release of the passport was also to enable Dasuki  obtain a visa for a specialised medical consultation in abroad after being in detention for four years.
Dasuki along with four others are standing trial before the court in the alleged charges of breach of trust and money laundering offences.
The order followed the application brought by Dasuki’s counsel, under Sections 1, 2, 491 and 492 of the Administration of the Criminal Justice Act. ACJA 2015 and the inherent power of the court.
The judge, while delivering ruling on the application said that since the request was not opposed by the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the agency trying the defendant, it is wise to grant the request.
Meanwhile, trial in the charges has been fixed for March 13, 20120.


 Felix Omohomhion, Abuja


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