Court fixes date to hear Dasuki’s application to release passport

An FCT High Court in Maitama on Thursday fixed February 19 for hearing in a motion filed by former National Security Adviser, Colone; Sambo Dasuki (retd), seeking for the release of his passport to travel for medical attention.
Dasuki is being tried before Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf in two separate cases alongside other defendants since 2015.
The former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda; a former Sokoto State Governor, Attahiru Bafarawa; his son, Sagir; and his company, Dalhatu Investment Limited, are listed as defendants in one of the cases.
The other defendants in the fraud charges are: former General Manager, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Baba Kusa; and two firms: Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital Limited.
Baba-Yusuf fixed the date after Adeolu Adedipe, defence counsel, informed the court that he has an filed an application and served it on February 11 on the EFCC.
The judge also fixed March 13 for hearing in the substantive suit.
Adedipe said the motion is seeking for the release of Dasuski’s passport.
Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Adebisi Adeniyi, informed the court that he was served two days ago and needed time to study it.
Adeniyi said: “The challenge we have is that we are yet to verify if the passport is with the court because the prosecution does not have it in our custody.”
Earlier, Adeniyi told the court that the prosecution was withdrawing its motions, dated October 4, 2019 and December 20, 2019.
NAN reports that in the charge with number FCT/HC/CR/42/2015, he was charged alongside a former Minister of State for Finance, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda.