Friday, 4 March 2016

Is the detention of Sambo Dasuki scaring away investors?

Embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki who is standing trial for the alleged misappropriation of $2.1 billion arms deal fund, says his continued detention despite two approved bail applications which he has fulfilled, is scaring investors from Nigeria. Dasuki said this through his counsel, Joseph Daodu (SAN), at the resumed hearing of his case before Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday March 3rd.

Dasuki through his lawyer urged the court to enforce his bail earlier approved in December 2015.
“How will the government look like at the end of the day? Will investors be confident in this country when court make orders, but they are not obeyed?We cannot be ready for trial until the defendant enjoys his constitutional rights. We apply that we should be given time to prepare the defence. The conduct of the prosecution has not enabled him to enjoy his constitutional rights. The worst is that for about seven weeks we do not know where he is. Any of us here who proceed to defend an accused person in this circumstance may lose his license of practice.”he said

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