Court Orders DSS To Allow Dasuki Access To Lawyers
An Abuja High Court has overruled the Federal Government’ s decision to confine the detained former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Muhammed Sambo Dasuki (Rtd.) to the premises of the Department of the State Security Service (DSS) to access and brief his lawyer.
Dasuki is standing trial before the court over allegation of corruption brought against him by the FG.
The court ordered that ex-NSA must be allowed to access and brief his lawyers at a neutral place instead of the premises of the DSS headquarters in Abuja so as to enable him prepare adequately for his defence in the trial.
Justice Hussein Baba Yusuf, who issued the order in Abuja yesterday directed that henceforth the detained ex-NSA should be allowed by the DSS operatives to access his lawyers within the premises of the Federal Capital Territory Judiciary Headquarters in Maitama Abuja between Monday to Friday this week.
The pronouncement of Justice Baba Yusuf followed a complaint by Dasuki’s lawyer Mr Adeola Adedipe that the legal team for Dasuki had not been allowed to have direct access to him in spite of a court order made on April 6.During the trial yesterday, counsel to the Federal Government, Mr Rotimi Jacobs, SAN told the Judge that the case was slated for commencement of trial and that he was fully ready with his witnesses that will testify in the case.