Nigeria’s former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki, is unable to enjoy the bail granted him after meeting prescribed conditions.
He has been rearrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) over offences he allegedly committed while serving in the Nigerian Army.
Counsel to Dasuki, Joseph Daudu and counsel of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Rotimi Jacobs revealed this while addressing the court on a motion for the release of Dasuki.
During proceedings, the prosecution disclosed that the DSS had rearrested Dasuki on the grounds that it was investigating the former NSA on alleged breach of service law when he was in the army.
This reveals that the embattled former NSA is being held for offences allegedly committed 22 years after he left service in 1994.
Dasuki has been on trials since last year for alleged embezzlement of $2 billion intended for the fight against the Islamist group Boko Haram.
In all, 55 people are accused of having siphoned more than $6 billion between 2006 and 2013. The fund was meant for the purchase of arms for the military against Boko Haram.
The prosecution counsel representing the EFCC said Dasuki was a fugitive for seven years and is being investigated for series of alleged offences he committed when he was in the army.