METUH TELLS COURT: JONATHAN GAVE ME 400MIL NOT DASUKI

The Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, on Thursday told the Federal High Court in Abuja that the N400 million project fund which he is facing trial was given to him by former President Goodluck Jonathan and not the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd). Metuh said the money which led to his arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for money laundering charges was given to him by Jonathan to execute some national assignments for the federal…

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LEGAL COUNCIL DISMISSES CASE AGAINST EX-JUSTICE MINISTER, MALAMI

as ex-minister faces Dasuki family today Ade Adesomoju The Disciplinary Panel of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee on Thursday dismissed one of the two petitions against the immediate-past Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami The PUNCH has learnt the petition by Mr Obi Johnson of Interstellar Communications Ltd was dismissed by the panel due to the lack of diligent prosecution. The petitioner reportedly failed to send a representative, either a lawyer or an official of the company, to the Thursday’s proceedings. Malami attended the proceedings…

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DASUKI HAS REFUSED TO ATTEND TRIAL, DSS TELLS COURT

The Department of State Security Services (DSS) has told an FCT High Court in Maitama that former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has refused to come to the court for his trial. Dasuki was arraigned along with former Minister of Finance (State), Bashir Yuguda, former Sokoto State governor, Attahiru Bafarawa and son, Sagir Bafarawa, and a firm, Dalhatu Investment Limited on a 25-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust, misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N19.4billion. Following Dasuki’s absence in court on April 16,…

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DASUKI; MALAMI TO FACE DISCIPLINARY PANEL FOR PROFESSIONAL.MISCONDUCT

The immediate past Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami, will on  Thursday face the Disciplinary Panel of Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee over a prejudicial statement made against the detained former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retd). His invitation is based on a petition written to Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, by Dasuki’s family. The Hearing Notice, dated May 16, 2019, and signed by Patricia Orhomuru Esq, Secretary, Disciplinary Committee of the Legal Practitioners’ Privilege Committee, has a reference No: PET/LPPC/23/2018. Former national security adviser of ex-president…

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HOW I SPENT 400MIL NAIRA SAMBO DASUKI LOOT, OLISA METUH TELLS COURT

EFCC PRESS RELEASE How I Spent Alleged N400m Loot- Metuh Olisa Metuh, the former National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 told a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, how he spent an alleged N400 million traced to him as proceed of money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. According to Metuh, while testifying before Justice Okon Abang, said “We leased an office through the late Chief Tony Anene, amounting to N25million. He requested for cash payment and over N21Million…

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US GOVT CHARGES MAN WHO BROKERED 2BIL DOLLARS ARMS DEAL WITH SAMBO DASUKI TO COURT

Ara Dolarian, the illegal arms dealer contracted by Col. Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria during the Goodluck Jonathan administration, has been charged to court by the government of the United States of America for allegedly brokering the sale of arms and munitions to the Nigerian government without acquiring compulsory US Department of Commerce and Investment licenses. Dolarian who is 58, is also charged with conspiracy and money laundering, the Attorney’s Office said. On the 6th of October 2014, the South African…

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19.4BIL ARMS DEAL FRAUD: DASUKI, BASHIR YUGUDA AND OTHERS’ TRIAL SET TO BEGIN

Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the FCT High Court sitting in the Maitama area of Abuja has fixed June 11 2019 for the trial to begin for a former National Security Adviser, retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki, and Bashir Yuguda, in the alleged misappropriation of 19.4 billion naira arms funds. The EFCC charged Dasuki and Yuguda alongside former Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, his son, Sagir and his company, Dalhatu Investment Limited with 25 counts bordering on criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of public funds to the tune N19.4 billion.…

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POLICE FOIL PRO-DASUKI PROTEST IN SOKOTO

The police have foiled a planned procession to demand the release of a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, in Sokoto. The convener of the protest, Abdulsamad Dogondaji, told Daily Trust that the protest was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 23 before it was averted by the Police. According to him, the police denied them permission on the ground of the prevailing security situation in the state. “The Commissioner of Police told us that the tension is still high following the recently conducted rerun election in the state…

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COURT ISSUES PRODUCTION WARRANT TO DSS OVER DASUKI

Sambo Dasuki Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of an Abuja High Court sitting in Maitama yesterday issued a production warrant to the Director General, Department of State Services (DSS) to produce a former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) in court to face his trial on May 24. Dasuki was arraigned by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) since 2015. On trial with him are Aminu Baba-Kusa, a former NNPC Executive Director, and two firms- Acacia Holdings and Reliance Referral Hospital. They are arraigned on 32 counts of criminal…

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DASUKI’S ABSENCE STALLS BAFARAWA, OTHERS’ TRIAL

The absence of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, in court has again stalled hearing in the charge he is facing along with former Sokoto State governor, Attahiru Bafarawa. Dasuki and Bafarawa were arraigned along with former Minister of Finance (State), Bashir Yuguda, Bafarawa’s son, Sagir and Dalhatu Investment Limited, a firm said to be owned by the Bafarawas, on a 25-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust, misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N19. 4 billion. At the resumed hearing yesterday, prosecution counsel, Oluwaleke Atolagbe…

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