Five witnesses to prove case of illegal possession of firearms against National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki

The Federal Government has proposed five witnesses to prove its case of illegal possession of firearms against a former National Security Adviser, retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki.

The five government witnesses, according to the prosecution’s list of witnesses, are operatives of the Department of State Services, who were part of the search operation conducted at Dasuki’s residence in Asokoro, Abuja, on July 16, 2015, where the arms were said to have been recovered from the house.

The Director, Directorate of Public Prosecutions of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Mohammad Diri, who signed the list of witnesses, stated that the five witnesses would give eyewitness accounts of how the search operation was conducted and how the items were recovered.

When the trial starts on October 26, the prosecution will call the leader of the search team at Dasuki’s residence, Dahiru Dodo, and the investigating officer in the case, Musa Duniyo, as part of its witnesses.

Justice Adeniyi Ademola had on Tuesday granted Dasuki bail on self-recognition shortly after he pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge of possession of firearms without licence, which was said to have violated provisions of some sections of the Firearms Act, Cap F28, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

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