Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed an application filed by former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, to stop trial for his involvement in the $2.1 billion dollars arms procurement scandal.
Dasuki, in his application, prayed the court stop the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) from investigating him due to an alleged disregard for the court order granting him bail.
It will be recalled that Justice Baba Yusuf on December 18, 2015, granted bail to Dasuki and the rest of his co-accused bail in the sum of N250 million with one surety in relation to 19 counts of misappropriation of about N32 billion meant for purchase of arms.
But Dasuki was reportedly re-arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services after he was released from prison and have met the bail conditions.
Contrary to Dasuki’s plea, Justice Baba Yusuf ruled that the EFCC, was not in contempt of its ruling granting him bail on December 18, 2015 since it was the DSS that arrested him after the bail conditions were and not the EFCC.
The judge explained that EFCC can proceed with its case against the former NSA since it was not the Commission that arrested Dssuki on December 29, 2015.
The trial was adjourned till March 23, 2016.