Former NSA, Sambo Dasuki

The Nigerian government on Thursday filed a 25-count amended charge against a embattled former National Security Adviser Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

Dasuki was re-arraigned with a former Minister of State for Finance, Badhir Yuguda; former Sokoto State Governor, Attahiru Bafarawa; his son, Sagir Dalhatu, and their family company, Dalhatu Investment Limited, at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.

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The former NSA served under former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Part of the charge against Dasuki was that he allegedly misappropriated and engaged in a criminal breach of trust by purportedly transferring the sum of N3.5 billion into the account of Dalhatu Investment Limited, an offence punishable under section 315 of the Penal Code Act.

His co-defendant, Yuguda, was also alleged to have dishonestly misappropriated the sum of N1.9 billion and another N200 million he allegedly transferred to the bank account of Jabbama Ada Global Services, an offence punishable under section 315 of the Penal Code Act.

Ruling on the matter, Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf adjourned the trial of the defendants till July 9 and 10.