Court grants Dasuki, four others bail

Sambo Dasuki

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has granted bail to former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, and four others standing over a 19-count charge of money laundering and criminal breach of trust.

Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf granted bail to the accused persons on the sum of N250 Million on the condition that they produce a surety each who must be a serving or retired civil servant not lower than the rank of a director.

The c​ivil servant must show proof of ownership of a property within the FCT worth the same amount​.

All the accused were asked to deposit copies of their ​i​nternational passports with the ​c​ourt registrar​ and they are to notify the court of any travel arrangement outside the FCT.

Dasuki is accused of diverting about $2.1 billion meant for the purchase of weapons for the fight against terror group, Boko Haram.

Others standing trial with Dasuki are a former director of finance at the office of the NSA, Shuaibu Salisu, a former Group General Manager of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Aminu Baba ​Kusa and two firms, Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Reference Hospital.