Medical treatment abroad: Court orders release of Dasuki’s International Passport
Reprieve has come for the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, Rtd, as a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Tuesday approved the release of his international travel passport to enable him seek medical treatment abroad.
Justice Ademola Adeniyi in his ruling on Tuesday ordered the release of the documents which were in the custody of the deputy chief registrar of the High Court and also granted the former NSA a 3-week leave to travel.
The judge ordered the registrar to release the documents upon the perfection of the terms attached to an order to that effect which entails that Dasuki should present a surety, who would write an undertaking to produce him on the next adjourned date and for a senior counsel to sign an undertaking to take his place, before the international passport of the accused is released.
Justice Ademola maintained that the surety should be ready to take the position of the accused in case the former NSA refuses to appear to answer charges proffered against him.
The judge thereafter adjourned the matter till November 26 and 27, 2015.
The federal government is prosecuting the former intelligence chief over allegations of money laundering and illegal possession of firearms. Dasuki pleaded not guilty to the charges.