Appeal Court Dismisses Dasuki’s Appeals


Toby Soniyi in Abuja

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has dismissed appeals by former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Muhammad Sambo Dasuki (rtd), seeking to compel the Federal Government to allow him to enjoy the bail granted him by an Abuja High Court.
The court in a judgment delivered by Justice Abdul Aboki held that the appeals lacked merit and substance and consequently dismissed them.

In a unanimous judgment, the court agreed with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which put Dasuki on trial, that it was not in contempt of any court order because his re-arrest in December last year was not at its instance.

Justice Aboki said that from the submissions of the appellant counsel, Mr. Joseph Daudu (SAN), and the EFCC counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), the bail condition granted Dasuki was perfected on December 29, last year, and that a warrant of release to that effect was served on the Comptroller of Prisons in Kuje, upon which he was released.