The former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, has been re-arraigned before Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on seven counts of criminal charges, bordering on illegal and unlawful possession of firearms, ammunition, as well as for money laundering offenses.
Before his re-arraignment, Dasuki had earlier been arraigned before Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the same court on a five-count criminal charge bothering on possession of firearms alone.
In the two new counts, the Federal Government alleged that between July 16 and 17 2015 at the Abuja residence, Colonel Dasuki was found to be in possession of the sum of a total sum of 210,000 US Dollars.
The Federal Government claimed that the monies were part of proceeds of unlawful deals, contrary to section 15(2) of the money laundering prohibition act 2011; charges which Colonel Dasuki denied in his plea.
Following no objection to his bail application, the former NSA was granted bail on the same terms he was granted bail in the past.
Justice Mohammed, subsequently adjourned the case to May 11, to hear an application by the Federal Government seeking to shield its witnesses.