An FCT High Court in Maitama has ordered the release of the international passport belonging to Sambo Dasuki, the former National Security Adviser.
The judge, Hussein Baba-Yusuf, on Wednesday gave the order for the passport to be released following an application by Mr Dasuki’s lawyer, Ahmed Raji.
Raji had asked the court through his motion on notice, which he brought pursuant to section 1,2,491 and 492(3) of the Administrative of Criminal Justice Act(ACJA) 2015.
The respected lawyer had requested for the release of passport, which he said has expired, in order for it to be renewed.
Dasuki’s lawyer had during the trial informed the court that the matter had been adjourned to today for his client’s application.
Raji said the application was dated and filed on February 11 and has 16 paragraph affidavits in support of it.
He said the application was not opposed by the prosecution because there was no counter-affidavit.
Relying on the processes, he urged the court to grant him relief one.
In response, the prosecution lawyer, Oluwaleke Atolagbe, said, “in respect to relief one, the prosecution has no objection.”
Ruling on the application, the judge said since the request was not opposed by the prosecution (EFCC), which put the defendant on trial, it was wise to grant the request, he added.
Justice Baba-Yusuf ordered the registrar of the court to releases the document to Mr Dasuki for renewal, having become expired since the court took its custody.
The court adjourned the matter to March 13, for the continuation of trial.
The anti-graft agency in the suit marked FCT/HC/CR/42/2015, is charging the former NSA alongside a former minister of state for finance, Bashir Yuguda; a former Sokoto State governor, Attahiru Bafarawa; his son, Sagir, and his company, Dalhatu Investment Limited.