Azibaola is asking the court to enforce his fundamental human rights by setting him free and that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had no power to arrest him based on “a civil transaction”.
In a motion he filed to challenge the alleged abuse of court process by the government, Dasuki said it was wrong in law and even against natural justice for the government to arraign him before two different high courts of the Federal Capital Territory on the same sections of the law and on the same alleged arms fund
At the resumed trial of Dasuki on charges of unlawful possession of firearms, the government witness, Samuel Ogbu, who was under cross examination, said no incriminating item was found in the Guest House by the security agents.
Ogbu, who is an operative of DSS, was cross-examined by the counsel to Dasuki, Ahmed Raji (SAN)
He said: “To accentuate the illegality of the arrest and detention of the applicant, the ACJA 2015, S.293 to 296 thereof, set out the procedure for the detention of any person pending trial or investigation. And in summary, that procedure requires judicial intervention by a magistrate for it to be carried out and the maximum detention time-frame is two weeks.
These were contained in Dasuki’s statement made to the operatives of the Department of State Services and tendered and admitted as exhibit by Justice Adeniyi Ademola in the ongoing trial of Dasuki on charges of unlawful possession of arms
The Presiding Judge of the regional court, Justice Friday Chijioke Nwoke, gave the order in Abuja on Tuesdayat the resumed hearing in a legal action instituted by Dasuki challenging his alleged unlawful detention, unlawful seizure of properties and infringement on his fundamental rights to freedom of liberty
At the resumed hearing of the bail application filed by the defendant lawyers, Jacobs told the court that going by the nature of the charges against them and the proof of evidence, it would be risky to grant them bail
Counsel to the Federal Government, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), requested for an adjournment of the trial till next year to enable him assemble his witnesses
George, in reaction to a story by Sahara Reporters that he received N100 million from Dasuki, which was part of the $2.9 billion arms deal, said he did not even set his eyes on the former NSA throughout his tenure
In continuation of the Federal Government’s efforts to forge a stronger alliance against terrorism and violent extremism with Nigeria’s neighbours, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will travel to Ndjamena on Monday for talks with his Chadian counterpart, President Idriss Deby.