Dasuki’s Lawyer Joseph Daudu Says Trial Can’t Begin


Joseph Daudu, senior advocate and lawyer to embattled Sambo Dasuki Tuesday opposed that the latter’s trial for illegal arms possession begin. Daudu during Tuesday’s proceeding before Justice Adeniyi Ademola argued that he risked losing his license should he acquiesce to the commencement of the trial. He urged the federal government to first comply with the court directive that Dasuki be released on bail. Daudu, a one-time chairman of lawyers umbrella body, Nigeria Bar Association, NBA said: “We cannot be ready for trial until the defendant enjoys his constitutional rights”.

“We apply that we should be given time to prepare the defence. The conduct of the prosecution has not enabled him to enjoy his constitutional rights.

“The worst is that for about seven weeks we do not know where he is. Any of us here who proceeds to defend an accused person in this circumstance may lose his license of practice.” Justice Ademola adjourned till 3 March for further hearing on the matter.

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