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Court Adjourns Dasuki's Trial To Jan 2016

Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has adjourned the trial of the embattled former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, to January 20, 2016, DAILY POST has reported.

The case was adjourned by the judge after consultation with counsels to the plaintiff and the defendant.

The federal government had on Thursday filed a fresh application seeking to prevent Dasuki from travelling abroad for medical treatment. Counsel to the government, Oluseyi Opasanya, in his fresh application, asked Ademola to stay proceedings in the ruling he delivered on November 3, which granted Dasuki permission to travel abroad for medical treatment and ordered an immediate release of his passport.

“The new application,” Opasanya said, “takes precedence over the earlier application.”

But lawyer to Dasuki, Ahmed Raji, in his brief, countered the new application, arguing that the previous application, which sought to revoke his client’s bail, was yet to be determined.

He then prayed the court for a short adjournment to respond to the fresh application which made the court to fix Monday for hearing of the application.

However, at the resumed hearing on Monday, the court adjourned the matter to January 20.