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$2.1bn arms probe: Court declines to try Dasuki, Ex-Gov Bafarawa, son separately

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri

ABUJA – An Abuja High Court at Maitama, on Thursday, rejected application by erstwhile Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa and his son, Sagir, who were accused of complicity in the illegal diversion of $2.1billion meant for the procurement of arms, to have their trial separated from that of the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki.

The court, in a ruling by trial Justice Hussein Baba- Yusuf, dismissed the application for want of merit.

Justice Baba-Yusuf noted that Bafarawa and his son achored their request on refusal by the Deprtment of State Service, DSS, to release Dasuki from its custody to attend his trial.


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