A high court in Abuja has ordered the detention of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki at the Kuje Prison pending the fulfilment of bail conditions given to him.
The order was given today, December 21, 2015, by Justice Peter Affem who granted Dasuki bail in the sum of N250 million each with a surety in like sum.
According to Affem, the surety must be a civil servant, serving or retired and not less than the rank of a director.
Dasuki and his co-accused, former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda; a former director of finance at the office of the NSA, Shuaibu Salisu; a former Sokoto State Governor,Attahiru Bafarawa and his son, Sagir, will also be expected to submit their passports to the court registrar.
The former NSA had also, on Friday, December 18, been granted N250 million bail in a different case by Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf, also of the Abuja High Court, before whom he has been charged with money laundering and criminal breach of trust.
Dasuki is being investigated for allegedly supervising the laundering of $2 billion in funds meant for the procurement of arms for Nigeria’s military.
He was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) on December 1, 2015 and handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the following day.
President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the arrest of Dasuki and others indicted in the alleged fraud after receiving a report submitted by a panel instituted by him to probe Nigeria’s arms purchases from 2007-2015.