Court adjourns Dasuki’s motion for consolidation of cases till October 5
An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Monday adjourned a former National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Col. Sambo Dasuki’s, motion for consolidation of two cases against him till Oct. 5.
Dasuki, Shuaibu Salisu, a former Director of Finance, Office of the NSA, and Aminu Baba-Kusa, a former NNPC Executive Director, were arraigned for alleged diversion of N13.6 billion.
Also being tried were two firms, Acacia Holding Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital Limited.At the last sitting, the motion was not moved because of the absence of Chief Akin Olujimi (SAN) Counsel to Salisu.
Dasuki’s counsel, Mr Joseph Daudu (SAN) and Mr Solomon Umoh (SAN), Counsel to Baba-Kusa, had said that the motion should be moved in the presence of Olujimi.
Sequel to their submissions, the judge, Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf, adjourned the case to July 11.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that at the adjourned date on Monday, High Courts commenced their annual vacation.
NAN also reports that all counsel in the case as well as the defendants were present to pick a date.Daudu had prayed the court to consolidate the cases against his client.
The cases were before Baba-Yusuf and Justice Peter Affen.Daudu sought an order directing the prosecution to amend charge No FCT/HC/CR/43/ 2015 pending before Baba-Yusuf, to include the counts in suit No FCT/HC/CR/43/2015, before Affen.
He said that his prayer was pursuant to sections 6(6) (a), 35(5) and (9) of the 1999 Constitution as amended and sections 1(1); 208; 396(3); 401and 492(3) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015.