Photos: EFCC Arraigns Dasuki, Others For N32bn Arms Purchase Fraud At Abuja Court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday
arraigned the immediate past National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and two
others on 19 counts of misappropriation of funds meant for purchase of arms
before a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama, Abuja.
Those arraigned along with Dasuki are a former Director of
Finance and Administration in the Office of the NSA, Shuaibu Salisu, and Aminu
Aminue-Kausa’s two firms – Acacia Holdings Ltd and Reliance
Referral Hospital Limited – were also part of the accused.
They pleaded not guilty to all the 19 counts involving
misappropriation of about N32bn when the charges were read to them before
Justice Yusuf Baba on Monday.

Baba-Kusa pleaded not guilty for himself and his two firms.
Dasuki was represented by his lawyer, Mr. Ahmed Raji (SAN),
who is also defending him with respect to charges of money laundering and
illegal possession of firearms instituted against him before the Federal High
Court in Abuja.
While Salisu was represented by Mr. A.U Mustapha, Baba-Kusa was
represented by Ms Umahani Ali.
‎The judge adjourned till 12pm on Tuesday for the hearing of
their bail applications.
He did not make any express order about where to remand them
after their arrai‎gnment, but the accused persons were still being surrounded
by EFCC operatives who produced them in court early Monday morning, after the
proceedings ended.

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