Dasuki, through his lawyer, Mr. Joseph Daudu, (SAN), told a Federal High court in Abuja that he is being punished by some persons at the highest level of power in the country for perceived grievances held against him while in active military service many years ago.
Dasuki said that the punishment being meted out to him was unfortunate having been borne out of mere vendetta, adding that he has rested his case in God for the ultimate judgment.
“It is crystal clear that the defendant (Dasuki) is being punished by the powers that be for the perceived offences committed long before. We leave them to the Almighty God for his ultimate judgment.”
Dasuki had been arraigned before three different high courts for various allegations and was granted bail but was rearrested in December last year by the Federal Government and has since been held incommunicado.
At the resumed trial on Thursday, the Federal Government had approached the court, seeking secret trial of Dasuki who is facing charges of unlawful possession of firearms, money laundering and breach of trust. [myad]