Dasuki’s Trial: Court Fixes Date For Ruling On Protection Of Witnesses

Again, Nigerian Government Seeks Secret Trial For Dasuki, ex-NSA Objects

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed June 15 to rule on the prosecution’s application in the case against the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retd).
Justice Ahmed Mohammed on Thursday fixed the date to give his ruling on the application filed by the prosecution to protect their witnesses when giving evidence in the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s action against Colonel Dasuki on the seven charges of unlawful possession of firearms and money laundering against him.
The prosecution applied to have their witnesses protected by giving evidence behind a screen, as they are security operatives and are at risk of harm.
They stated that one of their principal witnesses, who could no longer attend court, had suffered an accident resulting in broken limbs while the circumstances of the accident have yet to be uncovered.

The defence, however, argued that the prosecution previously applied for a similar order which was rejected, describing the current application as an abuse of process.

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