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JUST IN: High Court Grants Dasuki N200m Bail

Valentine Chinyem

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A federal high court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to the former national security adviser (NSA) to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd)

This would be the sixth time Dasuki is getting a bail, since his arrest by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS); however, it is not known if the government would honor the court injunction, as it has always disobey it in the past.

However, describing Dasuki’s continuous detention as unconstitutional, despite bail granted him the past, the court therefore, granted him a N200 million bail and two sureties in like sum.

The judge said the sureties must not be lower than grade 16 in the civil service and where they are private citizens, they must be owners of landed properties in Abuja.

It will be recalled that, on the 1st of December, 2015, Dasuki was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Security Service (SSS) in his house, for his role in looting about $2 billion and
for awarding botched contracts to buy 12 helicopters, four fighter jets, and ammunition meant for the Nigeria’s military campaign against the terrorist sect, Boko Haram.

More so, despite being granted bails by four different High Court judges in Nigeria and ECOWAS Court, Dasuki has remained in detention.

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