Court Dismisses Dasuki’s Application for Indefinite Adjournment

An FCT High Court in Maitama has dismissed an application by former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd), seeking an indefinite adjournment of his case before the court.

Dasuki had asked the court for adjournment sine die (indefinite) pending when the judgement of Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court in Abuja on July 2, 2018 ordering his release is complied with by the government.

But in a ruling Wednesday, a two-member panel of the FCT High Court’s declogging panel held that the application was an abuse of court processes.

Reading the ruling of the panel, Justice Valentine Ashi held that the three respondents in the case before Justice Ojukwu were not parties to the case before the FCT high court.

He further held that Justice Ojukwu is empowered by law to enforce her judgement and nothing shows that such application has been made before her.

“This application is nothing but gross abuse of process and cannot be allowed to stand, it is hereby dismissed,” Justice Ashi held.

The case was thereafter adjourned to April 16, 17 & 18 for definite hearing.


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