Dasuki’s trial: Absence of defendant’s counsel stalls session


The trial of ex-National Security Adviser (NSA), Rtd. Col Sambo Dasuki, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, was on Wednesday stalled due the absence of the defendant’s counsel, Mr Joseph Dauda (SAN).

Newsmen report that Dasuki is standing trial on allegation bordering illegal possession of firearms and money laundering.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed went ahead to adjourn the trial until Feb. 8, for the trial following the application presented to the court by Mr Adedipe Adiola.

The application which did not, however, state the reason why Daudu would be away from the trial was however objected to by the Prosecution Counsel, Mr Mr Oladipo Okpeseyi (SAN).

According to Okpeseyi, the lead defendant council’s action was simply meant to delay the trial.

He said it was unthinkable for the counsel not to clearly state the reason why he would be away from the court.

Newsmen recall that the…

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