Former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) has been re-arraigned before a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja on the alleged $2.1B arms fund diversion and was granted bail by the Court.

Dasuki was docked on 32 counts amended charges along with Aminu Baba Kusa, Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital.
The four defendants however pleaded not guilty to all the 32 count charges.

Apart from the dropping of former Director of Finance and Supply in the Office of the NSA, Mr. Salisu Shuaib from the amended charge list, the charges were almost same with the old 18 count charges brought against the defendants by the Federal Government in 2015.

Shortly after taking the plea of the defendants, the issue of bail was raised and Counsel to Dasuki Mr. Adeola Adedekpe pleaded with the court to grant the Defendants bail in liberal terms in few of the fact that the defendants have been attending their trial since 2015.
Counsel to the Federal Government Mr. Oluwaleke Atolagbe did not oppose the bail application.

Nigerian Pilot