BY VICTOR BUORO, ABUJA – A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Maiatama and presided over by Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf, has ordered the release of the International Passport of former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retd.) to him.
Accordingly, Justice Baba-Yusuf ordered the Registrar of the court to release the document to Dasuki through his counsel for renewal having become expired since the court took custody of it.
The order for the release of the international travelling document is to enable Dasuki to obtain a visa for a specialised medical consultation after being in detention for four years.
Dasuki is standing trial along with four others before the court in an alleged case of breach of trust and money-laundering.
Justice Baba-Yusuf’s decision followed the application brought by Dasuki’s lawyer, Mr. Ahmed Raji under Sections 1, 2, 491 and 492 of the administration of the Criminal Justice Act. ACJA 2015 and the inherent power of the court.
Delivering his ruling on Dasuki’s application the trial judge said that since the request was not opposed by the EFCC which put the defendant on trial, it is wise to grant the request.
In the meantime, continuation of trial in the charges has been fixed for March 13, 2020.