Former NSA Chief, Colonel Sambo Dasuki might be spending Christmas in Kuje prison.
Dasuki, who is being prosecuted for two sets of charges before two judges of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, has not been able to meet up with the bail conditions granted him last Friday and on Monday.
The Punch reports that a close source to the ex-NSA confirmed at about 10pm yesterday, Wednesday, December 23, that Dasuki and some of the accused persons were yet to meet the bail conditions, especially the ones granted them on Friday.
The week has been so short that it also affected the turnout of the situation. Wednesday being the last working day before Christmas and Eid-el-Malud, the possibility of the former NSA and the other defendants remaining in prison during the festivities is almost certain.
Thursday (today) is Eid-el-Malud holiday, while Friday and Monday have been declared as Christmas and Boxing Day holiday respectively, making it very bleak for Dasuki, Shuaibu Salisu, who is a former director of finance and administration in the office of the NSA, Aminu Baba-Kusa, a former director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, to leave.
Apart from Dasuki, others in the second category are Salisu, a former Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa; his son, Sagir Attahiru; a firm, Dalhatu Investment and a former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda.
A source however the Punch, saying: “The condition, which they (the accused persons) are finding difficult to meet is getting a civil servant in the director cadre, who has N250m worth of property. In fact, the EFCC people are waiting for a civil servant who will come out to say that he has N250m. The only problem we have is the fear by these potential sureties that they could be arrested by EFCC operatives, like it happened in the case of a former Governor of Adamawa State, Boni Haruna, whose surety suddenly withdrew after being intimidated by the EFCC,” the source said.