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Government re-arraigns Dasuki over money laundering allegations

A former National Security Adviser in Nigeria, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) was re-arraigned in a High Court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria on seven counts criminal charges bordering on illegal and unlawful possession of firearms, ammunition and money laundering offences.

The Nigerian Government re-arraigned Mr. Dasuki over alleged money laundering to the tune of N42 million, 190,000USD ,20,000 Pounds and in possession of firearms without licence.

They claimed that the monies were part of proceeds of unlawful act, and therefore had committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2011 as amended.

Though Mr. Dasuki denied all the charges, the prosecution counsel, Oladipo Opeseyi, urged the court that having been arraigned before, the charge number is still the same and therefore asked the court that the existing bail condition be applied.

He also told the court that the application was heard by Justice Adeniyi Ademola, but he could not deliver ruling due to obvious reason and circumstances.

In his judgement, Justice Ahmed Mohammed held that in line with Opeseyi’s position, bail conditions granted the defendant still apply, while adjourning to May 11, for hearing of the Prosecution’s application seeking shielding of witnesses.

Source: Voice of Nigeria