A Senior Advocate of Nigeria and lawyer to the embattled former National Security Adviser, Mr Ahmed Raji, has confirmed the re-arrest of his client, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) shortly after he was released on bail from Kuje prisons.
In a telephone interview with our correspondent in Abuja, Mr Raji said that no reason was given by the security agents for the re-arrest of Colonel Dasuki who was granted bail by a Federal High Court and an Abuja high court.
Colonel Sambo Dasuki is currently standing trial before different courts in Abuja over alleged criminal diversion of 2.1 billion dollars meant for the purchase of arms.
The DSS took custody of Dasuki shortly after perfecting the third bail granted him by Justice Peter Affem after two other courts had done same.
The former NSA had been granted bail by a Federal High Court and an Abuja High Court each in the sum of 250 million naira.
The Former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), a former Minister for State of Finance, Bashir Yuguda, a former Sokoto Governor, Attahiru Bafarawa and three others have been granted bail with conditions.
Their bail was granted on Monday by another Federal Capital Territory High Court in the sum of 250 million Naira each and two sureties in like sum. Ruling on the bail application on Monday Justice Peter Affem, ordered that the sureties must be a retired or serving civil servant in a government parastatal.
One of the sureties must be resident of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, who must also own landed property worth 250 million Naira.
The court also ordered the accused persons to deposit their traveling documents with the Court Registrar and in the case where this condition applies in another court, the accused persons must get a letter from the Court Registrar of the said court indicating that the passport was in the custody of the court. Justice Peter Affem also ordered that in case of further investigation, the defendants could only appear at the anti-graft agency within the hours of 9:00am to 6:00pm local time. The counsels representing the accused are also to recommend in writing that sureties are of good standing.
Justice Affem ordered the accused persons to be remanded in the prison pending when they meet their bail conditions. Colonel Dasuki and five other accused persons are standing trial on a 22-count charge for alleged diversion of funds, misappropriation and breach of trust to the tune of 19. 4 billion Naira.
The charges were brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.