Indications that former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), who is being prosecuted for two sets of charges before two judges of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, will spend the festive period in Kuje Prison, emerged yesterday. According to a source close to the former NSA, as at about 10pm on Wednesday, Dasuki and other accused persons had yet to meet the bail conditions granted them last week. The Federal Government has declared Thursday (today) as Eid-el-Malud holiday, while Friday and Monday have been declared as Christmas and Boxing Day holiday respectively.
Justice Peter Affen granted bail to Dasuki and his co-defendants with respect to 22 counts of misappropriation of about N13bn, which the EFCC alleged was part of the arms purchase fund, in the sum of N250m with two sureties in like sum. A source said, "The condition, which they (the accused persons) are finding difficult to meet is getting a civil servant in the director cadre, who has N250m worth of property. In fact, the EFCC people are waiting for a civil servant who will come out to say that he has N250m."