Court remands Dasuki,, Yuguda, Bafarawa in Kuje prison till execution of N750m bail bond


Justice Peter Affem of the federal capital territory (FCT) high court, has ordered that former national security adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, be remanded in Kuje prison in Abuja, pending the perfection of the condition of a bail granted to him on Monday.

Dasuki alongside Attahiru Bafarawa, former Sokoto governor; Bashir Yuguda, former minister of state for finance, Shuaibu Salisu, and Sagir, Bafarawa’s son, were granted bail in the sum of N250 million each.

The judge had asked the accused persons to provide two sureties in like sum as well as deposit their international passports at the court.

Before granting the bail, he held that “bail was not about setting anybody free” but that “the primary essence of bail is to ensure that the accused person attends trial”.

He also posited that the offences the accused persons were alleged to have committed were bailable and adjourned the case to February 2 and February 3, 2016.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had last Wednesday, arraigned the accused on a 22-count charge of conspiracy, bribery, abuse of office and criminal breach of trust to the tune of N28 billion.

They all pleaded not guilty to the charges.

On Friday, Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the FCT high court, Abuja, also granted Dasuki and five other persons bail in the sum of N250m each.

Dasuki alongside Salisu, a former director of finance and administration at the office of the national security adviser; Aminu Babakusa, a former general manager at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC); Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital Limited are also being prosecuted by the EFCC on a 19-count charge bordering on money laundering and criminal breach of trust to the tune of N13 billionn.

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