The trial of ex-National Security Adviser (NSA), Rtd. Col Sambo Dasuki, on the Federal High Court, Abuja, was on Wednesday stalled due the absence of the defendant’s counsel, Mr Joseph Dauda (SAN).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) stories that Dasuki is standing trial on allegation bordering unlawful possession of firearms and cash laundering.
Justice Ahmed Mohammed went forward to adjourn the trial till Feb. eight, for the trial following the applying offered to the courtroom by Mr Adedipe Adiola.
The software which didn’t, nonetheless, state the rationale why Daudu could be away from the trial was nonetheless objected to by the Prosecution Counsel, Mr Mr Oladipo Okpeseyi (SAN).
According to Okpeseyi, the lead defendant counsel’s motion was merely meant to delay the trial.
He mentioned it was unthinkable for the counsel to not clearly state the rationale why he could be away from the courtroom.
NAN recollects that the case which was initially filed in 2015 was initially been entertained by former Justice Adeniyi Ademola till October 2016.
The Federal Government has accused Dasuki to had illegally saved 5 Tavor X95 assault rifles with numbers 45801168, 45801169, 45801175, 45801176 and 4801199.
The different objects allegedly discovered from the residences of the accused individual in Abuja and Sokoto, respectively, included ammunition and money sums working into hundreds of thousands of naira.
However, the ex-NSA had pleaded not responsible to the legal allegations.