DSS files new charge against Dasuki, says he left the army without resigning

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Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja
Sambo Dasuki, embattled National Security Adviser to Goodluck Jonathan
The Department of State Service (DSS) had filed new charges against the embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, stating that he left the Nigerian Army with proper resignation.
Dasuki who is currently enmeshed in corrupt dealings and diversion of $2.1 billion meant for purchase of arms for the Nigerian Armed Forces will be held by the DSS.
His new ordeal was revealed by Rotimi Jacobs at the last hearing of the suit against the retired Colonel at Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court last Thursday.
Jacobs had attributed the refusal of government to set the former NSA free, in spite of the bail he has been granted by three different courts to this military past.
The prosecuting counsel had told the court that Dasuki was a fugitive, having ran away from the Army without proper resignation.
Jacobs added that the ex-NSA is being currently held by the Department of State Service (DSS) on alleged breach of army service rule.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria who is the counsel to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the trial of Dasuki on alleged money laundering, told Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf that Dasuki was being detained by DSS in spite of the bail granted him by the judge because of his past in the military.
Jacob specifically told the court that Dasuki went on an exile for seven years and that during the period he allegedly breached the army service rules.
But Ahmed Raji, Dasuki lead counsel disputed the claims.
Jacob in a statement published on PRNigeria on Sunday said his client legally left the Army in 1994 and his exit in the military was officially gazetted by the Federal government through the former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar in 1999.
Raji (SAN) therefore claimed that the allegation …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper