Former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), the former Director of Finance in the Office of the NSA, Mr. Shuaibu Salisu, former Minister of Finance, Bashir Yuguda, former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa and his son, Sagir Attahiru, standing trial for misappropriation and diversion of $2 billion meant for purchase of arms for the prosecution of war against insecurity in the nation's Northeast, have begged the Abuja High Court in Maitama to grant them bail.
The accused persons, through their lawyers, insisted that the charge brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC were bailable. Whereas Dasuki, through his counsel, Ahmed Raji, SAN, urged the court to grant him bail on self recognition, Bafarawa and his son, Sagir, prayed the court to grant them bail on health grounds. Barafawa told the court that his health had badly deteriorated owing to his continued detention, while his son, told the court that he has Ulcer. Salisu on the hand, prayed the court for bail, saying he has been in detention for the past 31 days.