After several months in detention, a federal high court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to former national security adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki.
Dasuki was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and has been in detention despite the bail he got on five different occasions — apart from this.
Dasuki is standing trial for alleged diversion of $2.1 billion, funds reportedly earmarked to fight the insurgency in the north-east.
The former NSA’s case has been one of the headliners in the present administration’s fight against corruption.
Describing Dasuki’s continuous detention as an aberration to the rule of law, the court granted him a N200 million and two sureties in like sum.
The judge said the sureties must not be lower than grade 16 in the civil service and where they are private citizens, they must be owners of landed properties in Abuja.