A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the release of former National Security Adviser ( NSA), Sambo Dasuki on bail.
In a ruling Monday, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu granted Dasuki bail in the sum of N200m bail bonds and two sureties each in like sum, saying his continued detention without trial is a violation of his fundamental rights as provided by the constitution.
The judge held that the sureties must be public servants of no less than Grade Level 16, and must deposit evidence of last promotion to the court registrar.
She added that should the sureties are private persons, they are to pay same amounts, adding that a deposit of the sum of N100m will be made to the bank account of the court.
Furthermore, the judge said the sureties must be owners of landed properties in the FCT and must deposit original copies of the land title to the court registrar.
Dasuki has been held without bail for almost three years on charges of diversion of the sum of $2.1 billion arms funds.
He is also being charged for unlawful possession of firearms at a Federal High Court in Abuja.
Justice Ojukwu also held that Dasuki’s international passport should remain with the court.
More to follow…