Sambo Dasuki loses two appeals seeking to stall trials

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has dismissed to separate appeals filed by former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), to stop his ongoing trials before two separate judges of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama.

The appeal court delivered its judgment  after hearing the appeals earlier on Wednesday morning.

The appellate court gave its decision in a judgement delivered on Wednesday evening by a panel of five Justices led by Justice Abdul Aboki.

The judgment was on one of the two appeals filed by Dasuki against the earlier rulings by Justices Husein Baba Yusuf of the High Court of the Federal Capital territory (FCT), Abuja and Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Both judges had held that the decision of the Department of State Services (DSS) to re-arrest Dasuki after he was released by authority of the Kuje prison, upon meeting the bail conditions granted him by three judges before whom he is standing trial, was not a violation of any existing orders.

Dasuki, through his lawyer, Joseph Duadu, appealed the decisions of both judges, arguing that his continued detention was a violation of the orders releasing him on bail and a breach of his right to freedom of movement.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision, held that Dasuki’s appeal was incompetent and dismissed it.

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