Immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA) Colonel Mohammed, Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has alleged before an Abuja High Court that the federal government planned to ambush him at all cost in the three criminal charges against him in three different high courts in Abuja.
Dasuki said that the federal government in the quest to nail him has engaged in gross abuse of court and legal process by instituting various criminal charges against him on just one issue.
In a motion he filed to challenge the alleged abuse of court process by government, Dasuki said that it was wrong in law and even against natural justice for the government to arraign him before two different High Courts of the Federal Capital Territory on the same sections of the law and on the same alleged arms fund.
In the motion filed by his lead counsel, Mr. Joseph Daudu, SAN, the ex NSA insisted that the two charges be consolidated by the authorities of the court in the interest of justice in order to rescue him from double jeopardy planned for him by the government.
“The defendant is not afraid of trial but the due process of the law must be followed in the interest of justice” the motion said.
Meanwhile the court has adjourned hearing in the motion for consolidation of charges to October 5, 2016.
At the resumed trial on Monday, prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) informed the court that lawyers have agreed that the motion be adjourned for hearing in October because of the absence of the lead counsel to Dasuki.