A Federal High Court in Abuja Wednesday issued a warrant against the Department of State Services (DSS) to produce former National Security Adviser retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki.
Africa News24 understands that the Nigerian government is prosecuting Dasuki for alleged criminal breach of trust, misappropriation and dishonest release of funds to the tune of N33.3 billion.
At the resumed trial, Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf ordered the security outfit to produce Dasuki on the back of a request by the prosecutor, Oluwaleke Atolagbe.
Atolagbe had asked that the court grants an order to enable Dasuki to appear in court to answer to charges against him by the federal government.
The prosecutor told the court on Wednesday that he was ready to proceed with the trial as he has a witness who came From Port Harcourt, but the absence of the 1st defendant in court remains a challenge.
Counsel to Colonel Dasuki, Victor Okwudili, however, expressed surprise that the prosecution is asking about whereabouts of his client when he knows where he is.
He maintained that the 1st defendant is in the custody of the prosecution and it behooves on the prosecution to produce him.