Dasuki to be tried by one High Court

Dasuki to be tried by one High Court

The Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Justice Ishaq Bello, has ordered that the trial of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), on corruption charges before two high courts of the FCT be brought to one court.

The Chief Judge gave the order yesterday at the instance of counsel in the matters, following a complaint by Dasuki that putting him on trial in two different courts on the same issues was an abuse of judicial process that would cause double jeopardy and prejudice.

Prosecution counsel representing the Federal Government in the matter, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), yesterday told newsmen that the charges in the two different courts would now be conducted by a single court to ensure effective and speedy trial of the case. Read more

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