EFCC TO DROP TRIAL IN ABSENTIA PLEA IN DASUKI’S CASE

Ade Adesomoju The release of a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, after four years in the Department of State Services detention, has altered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s strategy concerning the retired colonel’s trial. Sunday PUNCH gathered that the commission is going to jettison two separate applications to address the delay being caused in the ex-NSA’s trials due to his just-ended detention by the DSS. “With the release of the ex-NSA, we are going to change our approach. The applications for seeking to separate his trials from that of…

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INDISCIPLINE: MALAMI TO APPEAR BEFORE LEGAL PRACTITIONERS’ PRIVILEGES COMMITTEE JAN. 22

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, will on Tuesday appear at a disciplinary hearing of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee on January 22 in connection with his last year’s comment believed to have justified the four-year long detention of the ex-National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. This is in spite of the  release of Dasuki on Tuesday by the Federal Government. The PUNCH, on Wednesday, learnt from lawyers that are conversant with the LPPC proceedings against Malami, that the panel had adjourned…

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I AM NOW READY TO FACE TRIAL SAYS SAMBO DASUKI, AFTER ABSENTING HIMSELF FROM COURT IN PROTEST FOR 13 MONTHS

Sambo Dasuki with his family Nigeria’s former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, (rtd) released on bail on Tuesday, after four years of detention by the DSS, said he is now ready to resume his trial for corruption and money laundering. In an interview with the Hausa Service of VOA, Dasuki said he is ready to defend himself over a $2.1billion money laundering charge by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. “Of course, I stopped going to the court because I was granted bail but the government refused to release…

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WHY WE RELEASED SOWORE, DASUKI BY PRESIDENCY

While the euphoria lasted, the authorities are already trying to justify why they caved in to pressure over release of two out of many Nigerians detained illegally. The Presidency Tuesday night said the directive to release former National Security Adviser, retired Col. Sambo Dasuki and Convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, from custody was informed by the need to observe the rule of the law. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday while reacting…

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DASUKIGATE: 22BIL NAIRA MONEY LAUNDERING CASE: COURT GRANTS OSHODIN 250MIL BA

The Federal High Court Abuja, on Wednesday, admitted the U S.-based businesswoman, Isabella Oshodin, to bail in the sum of N250 million. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the court had, on Monday, ordered Oshodin to remain in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s custody until Aug. 21 pending bail application. NAN reports that the EFCC arraigned Oshodin for unlawfully receiving N22.9 billion from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd.). Oshodin, in a suit number: CR/114/19, was charged alongside others. The businesswoman,…

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EFCC ARRAIGNS US BASED BUSINESSWOMAN FOT LAUNDERING 22.9 BILLION FOR DASUKI, HUSBAND AT LARGE

An American based businesswoman, Mimie Oshodin, was on Monday arraigned by the Federal government at the Federal High Court, Abuja over an alleged N22.9bn fraud. The businesswoman, whose husband, Bob Oshodin was said to be at large, was arraigned on a 25-count charge bordering on sales of a furniture manufacturing company to the Federal government to the tune of $55m dollars. Mrs Oshodin, who has been in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over about 70 days, however denied the charges. Amongst others, the defenfant was…

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EFCC CHARGES WOMAN TO COURT FOR COLLECTING 22.9BIL FROM DASUKI

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will on Monday (today) arraign one Mrs Isabella Oshodin and Bob Oshodin Organisation Ltd at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja for N22.9bn fraud and money laundering. The commission disclosed that they would be arraigned before Justice Taiwo Taiwo on 25 counts for receiving the money fraudulently from the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.). According to a statement in Abuja on Sunday by the acting EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, Oshodin and her firm allegedly received $57.3m and…

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APPEAL COURT ORDERS RELEASE OF DASUKI FROM DSS CUSTODY

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has declared the detention of former National Security Adviser Colonel Sambo Dasuki retired since December 29, 2015, by the Department of State Security Service (DSS) as illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional and ordered his release on conditional bail. The appellate court held that the DSS and its Director General acted outside their constitutional powers on the long period of the detention of a Nigerian citizen and imposed a fine of N5m on them to be paid to Colonel Dasuki as compensation for breach of his…

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