Colonel Sambo Dasuki has told the court that operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, had since December 29, 2015, when he was re-arrested, refused to allow him access to his legal representatives.
Dasuki insisted that he would need at least 20 interactive and instructive sessions with his lawyers on record or any counsel of his choice in the preparation of his defence to the charge.
In a motion dated April 19, the defendant prayed the court to compel the Federal Government to allow him meet his lawyers between Mondays and Fridays during working hours.
Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), further accused the Federal Government of deliberately denying him the opportunity to prepare his defence to all the criminal charges preferred against him before three different courts.
Consequently, the former NSA, through his lawyer, Mr. Ahmed Raji, SAN, urged trial Justice Peter Affen to compel the Federal Government to grant him the necessary facilities to prepare his defence to the charge pending against him before the court.
The charge borders on his alleged involvement in the illegal diversion of N19 billion meant for the procurement of arms.