A High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to release the passport of Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser (NSA).
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Hussein Baba-Yusuf, the judge, gave the order on Wednesday following an application by Ahmed Raji, Dasuki’s lawyer, pursuant to sections 491, 492 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015.
Raji had asked the court to order the release of the passport to enable his client go for his medical consultation/review.
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Oluwaleke Atolagbe, counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), did not oppose the application.
The judge in his ruling, ordered the registrar of the court to release Dasuki’s travelling document to him for renewal having expired while he was in custody.
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Dasuki, alongside Bashir Yuguda, former minister of state for finance; Attahiru Bafarawa, former governor of Sokoto state; his son, Sagir and Dalhatu Investment Limited, Bafarawa’s company, is sanding trial on a 25-count charge of criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of public funds to the tune N19.4 billion.
The court adjourned till March 13 for trial.