$2.1bn Arms Deal: Dasuki Released, Rearrested

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The former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), who is standing trial for alleged diversion of funds before two different Abuja High Court‎s and who released from prisons along five others having perfected their bail condition has been re-arrested by officials the Department of State Security (DSS), after being released from the Kuje Prisons
The court had last week ordered remanded them in prison pending when they will perfect their bail condition.
The court had granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N250 million with two surety in like sum.
A source close to the court who prefers anonymity however said that the accused persons perfected their bail condition on Monday evening and had since been released to go home.
The accused persons standing trial are, Dasuki, Yuguda, former Director of finance in NSA office Shuaibu Salisu, former Governor of Sokoto State Attahiru Bafarawa, his son Sagir Attahiru and their company Attahiru Investment Limited.

Specifically, Dasuki had been arraigned before two different court in the last two weeks.
He was first arraigned before Justice Baba Hussein‎ on 19 count charge, he pleaded guilty and was admitted to bail.
Few days later, he was arraigned before Justice Peter Affen on a 22 count charge and also pleaded guilty.
All the charges in the two suits centered on criminal breach of trust, Misappropriation and retention of proceeds of crime worth about N50 billion.
Delivering ruling in a bail application filed by the defense counsel, Justice Peter Affen, ordered that the defendants must produce surety each and one of them must not be below level of Director in the Federal civil service.
Affen also held that the surety must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court.
The judge also ordered that the surety must have a landed property which must be verify and valued by surveyors to have cost same amount (N250million) within Abuja.
He added that the titled document of the said Properties and the international passport of the defendants must be submitted to the court.
Affen also ordered that, in case of any further investigation by the prosecution, the defendants must not be kept outside the hours of 9.am to 6:pm when the need arises.
He said if the EFCC have any reason to keep the defendants outside those, they must informed the court on the need to do so.
The judge said that failure to perfect the bail conditions, the defendants shall be remanded in Kuje Prison pending perfection of their bail.
The court however adjourned till February 2 and 3 for trial.
Earlier, Justice Baba Hussein of the same Abuja High Court had on Friday admitted Dasuki to bail in another 19 charge suit filed against him ‎and
erstwhile Director of Finance in the Office of the NSA, Mr. Shuaibu Salisu, former Executive Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Commission, NNPC, ‎Aminu Baba-Kusa, as well as his companies, Acacia Holding Limited and Reliance Referal Hospital Limited.

The trial judge had granted them bail in the sum of N250 million each and on the condition that they provide one reasonable and responsible surety in like sum.
Such surety must show evidence of owning a property in the federal capital territory worth the same amount.
The court ‎ further directed that the surety must be a Civil Servant not below the rank of a Director in the Federal Civil Service.
In the charge, Dasuki was alleged to have whilst being National Security Adviser and Shaibu Salisu, while being the Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser and Hon. Waripamowei Dudafa (now at large) while bring Senior Special Assistant , Domestic Affairs to the President on or about 27th November within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court entrusted with dominion over certain properties to wit: the sum of N10billion being part of the funds in the account of the National Security Adviser with the CBN, the equivalent of which sum you received from the CBN in foreign currencies to wit: $47million and €5.6million Euros committed criminal breach of trust in respect of the said property when you claimed to have distributed same to the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Presidential Primary Election delegates and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol.4, LFN 2004‎.
That you Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd) whilst being National Security Adviser and Shaibu Salisu, whilst being the Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser on or about 28th January 2015 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, and in such capacities entrusted with dominion over certain properties to wit: N170million, which was in the account of the ONSA with Skye Bank Plc committed criminal breach of trust in respect of the said property by remitting the said sum into the account of Urban Abode Nigerian Limited for the purchase of 4-bedroom duplex house at Plot 2562/2643 Platinum Villa(PV) Asokoro Abuja in the name of AVM M.N. Umaru and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol.4, LFN 2004.

“That you Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki whilst being National Security Adviser and Shaibu Salisu, whilst being the Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser between 9th October 2014 and 17th April 2015 in Abuja dishonestly misappropriated certain property to wit: N1.45billion belonging to the Federal Republic of Nigeria which sum was transferred to Acacia Holdings Limited’s bank account controlled by one Aminu Baba-Kusa purporting same to be payment for organising prayers and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol.4, LFN 2004.

* That you Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki whilst being National Security Adviser and Shaibu Salisu, whilst being the Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser on or about 17th April 2015 in Abuja dishonestly misappropriated certain property to wit: N750million belonging to the Federal Republic of Nigeria which sum was transferred to Reliance Referral Hospital Limited’s bank account in favour of one Aminu Baba-Kusa purporting same to be payment for organizing prayers and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol.4, LFN 2004.

* That you Acaci Holdings Limited and Aminu Baba-Kusa between 9th October 2014 and 17th April 2915 in Abuja knew that an aggregate sum of N1.45b directly represented the proceeds of criminal conducts of Mohammed Sambo Dasuki and Shuaibu Salisu, who were NSA and the Director of Finance of ONSA respectively, to wit: criminal breach of trust in respect of the said amount, used the said property and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 17(b) of the EFCC(Establishment) Act 2004.

* That you Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki whilst being National Security Adviser and Shaibu Salisu, whilst being the Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser on or about 9th April 2015 in Abuja dishonestly misappropriated certain property to wit: N380million belonging to the Federal Republic of Nigeria which sum was transferred to Belsha Nigeria Limited’s bank account controlled by Hon. Bello Matanwalle for distribution to support some members of the House of Representatives for their re-election campaign and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 309 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol.4, LFN 2004.

* That you Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki whilst being National Security Adviser and Shaibu Salisu, whilst being the Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser(ONSA) between 12th August 2014 and 23 rd March 2015 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, and in such capacities entrusted with dominion over certain properties to wit: the sum of N670million being part of the funds in the account of the ONSA with the CBN committed criminal breach of trust in respect of the said property when you transferred same to the bank account of General Hydrocarbons Limited with the Guaranty Trust Bank controlled by one Nduka Obaigbena purporting the said sum to be payment for “energy consulting” and and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol.4, LFN 2004.

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