The former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) who is standing trial over allegations of illegal possession of arms before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has filed a Preliminary Objection challenging the application by the Federal Government to revoke the bail earlier granted to him by the court.
He claimed that the Federal Government move was in bad taste and in utter disregard to an earlier order that granted him permission to travel abroad to treat his ailment as a Nigerian Citizen.
Dasuki appealed to the Judge to dismiss the move in order to protect the integrity of the court and the rule of law as enshrined in the constitution that all parties in any dispute must obey court order.
At the resumed trial, Prosecution Counsel, Oladipo Okpeseyitan SAN informed the court that he has two applications seeking to revoke the bail earlier granted to the accused person by the court and another application seeking to stop the further execution of the order of the court directing that the passport of the accused person be released to him.
He however told the court that he was constrained in moving the application as he was served with the Defendant’s objection in court and needed time to respond to it.
He subsequently applied for an adjournment.
Counsel to Dasuki, Joseph Daudu SAN did not oppose the application on ground the Prosecution is entitled to adequate time to enable him respond to the objections raised by him.
After listening to the parties, the trial judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola adjourned till January 20, 2016 for the hearing of the preliminary objection.