Friday, 17 June 2016
Dasuki to approach Supreme Court to challenge his continued detention despite meeting his bail conditions
Dasuki is being tried for unlawful possession of arms, money laundering and alleged involvement in the $2.1 billion arms deal scandal. Dasuki's counsel, Ahmed Raji, indicated his next move after the Court of Appeal in Abuja ruled against his application to be released from DSS custody.
Three different High Courts in Abuja have granted him bail and after meeting the conditions of the bail, he was re-arrested on December 29th by operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) on an alleged order of the federal government.
According to the Federal government, Dasuki was re-arrested because as a Crown Prince of Sokoto Caliphate, he has quite a number of sympathizers that may work against the government and jeopardize his trial if allowed on bail.
Posted by Ekpedeme Albert