Federal Gov’t Withdraws Corruption Charges Against Ex NSA’s Aide

Written by on May 4, 2023

The attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, has withdrawn the N1.84 billion corruption charges filed against Nicholas Ashinze, a former military assistant to then National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, and eight others.

Malami withdrew the case at the Federal High Court in Abuja, immediately after taking over the trial from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The lawyer who represented him in court, David Kaswe, gave no reason for the withdrawal.

Leadership newspaper reports that The EFCC had called seven prosecution witnesses in the trial that started over five years ago. The commission was to proceed with hearing when a lawyer from the AGF office, Mr Kaswe, announced the decision to take over the case.


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