Embattled former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has said that the presence of immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan, in court as a witness, would throw more light in grey areas as far as his ongoing trial for alleged misappropriation of $2.1bn arms funds was concerned.
Following his continued detention despite been granted bail by several Nigerian court and the Economic Community of West African State’s Court, ECOWAS, court, Jonathan recently claimed that his former NSA could not have stolen such amount of money.
However, counsel to the embattled former NSA, Ahmed Raji, SAN, said Jonathan’s appearance as a witness in court will “throw more light into grey areas,” Nation reports.
But The Nation quotes counsel to the embattled former NSA, Ahmed Raji, SAN, as saying: “It will be desirable for Jonathan to testify for the ex-NSA. It will throw greater light into grey areas. And it will serve the interest of Justice.
“It will be fantastic for him to go to court to testify. Dasuki is an agent of a disclosed and known principal.”
Advocating for political solutions rather than a trial due to the “characters involved,” Raji said, “But, frankly speaking, I pray for a political solution to the problem because of the characters involved.