Appeal Court nullifies Dasuki’s indictment

Sambo Dasuki

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has nullified indictments against a former national security adviser Sambo Dasuki.

The former NSA was indicted in a judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja which convicted and sentenced a former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party Olisa Metuh for money laundering.

But Justice Stephen Adah, leading a three-man panel on Wednesday, ruled in a unanimous judgment that the Federal High Court made damaging comments against Dasuki without giving him a fair hearing.

Justice Adah held that comments made against Dasuki were unwarranted considering he was not charged as a co-defendant in the case or given any opportunity to defend himself.

The panel had in an earlier judgment set aside Metuh’s conviction on the grounds of bias shown by the trial judge Justice Okon Abang.

It, therefore, ordered that the trial be conducted afresh and reassigned to another judge other than Justice Abang.