Sambo Dasuki refuses court appearance

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Former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, rtd, on Tuesday, refused to appear before the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court for continuation of his trial

He rather transmitted a letter to the court, accusing President Muhammadu of high-handedness.

Dasuki, in a letter he personally wrote to the trial court, said it has gotten to a point when there must be an end to what he decribed as “hypocrisy and lopsided/partisan rule of law” by the Federal Government.

He chronicled how Federal government repeatedly spurned various court orders, including the judgment of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, which okayed his release on bail pending the determination of different charges against him.

Meantime, trial Justice Ahmed Mohammed, said he would not take cognizance of the Dasuki’s letter, since it was forwarded directly to his court by the ex-NSA who personally signed it.

Justice Mohammed said it was wrong for any party in a criminal matter, to directly exchange correspondences with the trial court.

The Judge further directed the court clerk to return the letter back to whoever brought it.

The Judge therefore adjourned the matter till November 19 to enable Federal goverment to comply with the ruling requesting it to file an affidavit to try the ex-NSA in absentia.

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