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Court Orders FG To Release Ex-NSA, Sambo’s Passport

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The Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by Justice Ademola Adeniyi has ordered the Federal government to release the international passport of the immediate past National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

Sambo had made an application that he needed to travel abroad to seek medical treatment.

Opposing the bail on Monday, the Federal Government had argued that Dasuki was fit to stand for trial.

In the application through his lawyer, Mr. J. B. Daudu (SAN), Dasuki urged trial Justice Adeniyi to order the release of his travelling documents he surrendered to the Deputy Chief Registrar of the High Court.

Dasuki, who is facing a five-count charge bordering on alleged illegal possession of firearms and money laundering, is seeking the permission of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to go for three weeks medical check-up outside the country.

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It will be recalled that the court had on September 1, granted the embattled former NSA bail on self-recognition after he deposited his international passport.

Meanwhile, Daudu, had argued that his client was suffering from a sickness that would require attention of his medical doctors abroad, pledging that the passport would be returned to the court after the three weeks treatment period.

Besides, Daudu stressed, the accused person ought to be presumed innocent despite the criminal charges against him.

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