A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd).
This would be the sixth time a court would be granting former NSA bail. He has however remained in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Dasuki was arrested in 2015 over his alleged involvement in the misappropriating of $2.1 billion meant for the purchase of arms and ammunition during the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
Granting him bail this morning, the trial judge, Justice Ojukwu, described the former NSA’s continuous detention as an aberration to the rule of law and the contrition. She, therefore, grated the former NSA bail in the sum of N200 million and two sureties.
The sureties according to her, 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 Asokoro, Maitama, Utako or Garki area of Abuja. She also added that the sureties are expected to pay the sum of 100 million as bail guarantee into the court litigation account.
Meanwhile, Justice Ojukwu took a swipe at the (DSS), stating that it cannot give itself the powers to met out punishment at a person as only the court has the powers to do that at the end of a trial.