The federal government has claimed that the failure of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, to procure the needed arms and munition for the Nigerian Military worsened the insurgency in the North East.
Counsel to the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Dipo Okpeseyitan (SAN) stated this position in opposition to an application by Dasuki asking a Federal High Court in Abuja to discharge him from the five-count charges of unlawful possession of firearms and money laundering brought against him by the Department of State Services.
Dasuki had through his counsel, Joseph Daudu (SAN), contended that despite the orders of three courts for his bail to enable him prepare for his defence, the DSS has refused to comply with the orders.
The defence counsel, therefore, pleaded with Justice Adeniyi Ademola to prohibit any further hearing in the case and order his client’s discharge.
Daudu added that disobeying court orders was discouraging foreign investors.
But Okpeseyitan countered the claim that investors are avoiding Nigeria due to alleged disobedience to court orders, saying it is the state of national emergency caused by the failure to procure arms against Boko Haram that was scaring away foreign investors.
He said about 30 million citizens are now in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps across the country, while thousands have lost their lives.
Justice Ademola adjourned the case to April 4 for ruling.