Premium Times, Dasuki made the allegation through his counsel, Joseph Daudu, at the resumed hearing of his trial today February 26th.
Dasuki said while responding to a question during his
media chat last year, pres. Buhari said that himself and Nnamdi Kanu,
leader of IPOB, were still in detention because they could jump bail if
they are released.
Dasuki argued that this is a contempt of court order as two courts had already granted him bail.
Dasuki tendered several newspaper publications where Buhari was quoted
as saying he should not be allowed to go home even if granted bail by
any court because he might jump bail.
Dasuki appealed to the presiding judge, Justice Peter Affen, to enforce
his order which granted him bail in December last year.
He argued that the claims by the Federal government that he was being
held by the SSS and not the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
(EFCC) could not hold water because the federal government was the
complainant in the charge against him and that both the SSS and EFCC are
agents of the Federal Government.
Counsel to the Federal Government, Rotimi Jacob however dismissed the
submissions by Dasuki through his lawyer. Rotimi said that the federal
government did not disobey the court on the ground that on the day he
fulfilled in bail applications, he was released from Kuje prison but was
immediately arrested by another government agency.
He argued that the newspaper evidence tendered by Dasuki and his counsel
were not tenable before the court because they were not certified as
required by law.
Justice Affen after hearing both arguments, fixed March 4, 2016 for the next hearing on the case