Alleged $2.1billion fraud: Bafarawa, son lose bid to separate trial from Dasuki
Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, on Thursday, October 19, 2017 struck out an application by former Sokoto State Governor, Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa, his son, Sagir Attahiru and their family company, Dalhatu Investment Limited, seeking to separate their trial from that of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), in the criminal charge of diverting $2.1billion meant for the purchase of arms to fight Boko Haram insurgents.
The applicants complained that the “continuous unnecessary delay” of their trial along with Dasuki is negatively affecting their family business and detrimental to their advantage.
Bafarawa’s counsel, Kayode Olatoke, SAN, told the court that, the former governor and his son want be separately tried outside Dasuki to ensure speedy trial.
Justice Baba-Yusuf after taking arguments from counsel dismissed the application for lack of merit and adjourned to December 6 – 7, 2017 for hearing.