A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Federal Government to release the international passport of the immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) to enable him travel abroad for medical treatment.
The Federal Government, yesterday, opposed an application by the former NSA to be allowed to travel abroad to seek medical attention.
Dasuki, who is facing a five-count charge bordering on alleged illegal possession of firearms and money laundering, is seeking the permission of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to go for three weeks medical check-up outside the country.
In the application he moved through his lawyer, Mr. J. B. Daudu (SAN), yesterday, Dasuki urged the trial judge, Justice Ademola Adeniyi, to order the release of the travelling documents he surrendered to the Deputy Chief Registrar of the High Court.
Daudu told the court that his client was suffering from a sickness that would require attention of his medical doctors abroad, pledging that the passport would be returned to the court after the three weeks treatment period.
The former NSA’s legal counsel further argued that Dasuki ought to be presumed innocent despite the criminal charges against him.
Recall that the court had on September 1, granted the embattled former NSA bail on self-recognition after he deposited his international passport.