A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ruled that there will no secret trial for former Natioanl Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
This is against the backdrop of an application by Muhammed Diri, counsel to the Department of State Services (DSS), the prosecution, asking the court to protect his witnesses during the trial.
Ruling, Justice Adeniyi Ademola said there were no strong facts to warrant the protection of witnesses in the trial.
He therefore dismissed the application, stating that for the interest of justice, the trial will be open.
Upon a request by Ahmed Raji, counsel to Dasuki, the judge ordered the DSS to grant the defendant access to his lawyers.
Raji had told the court that Dasuki was being held in a room without windows, and that he did not have access to his lawyers, family, and some common luxuries like newspaper, television or telephone.
But Dipo Okpeseyi, counsel to the DSS, said that the former NSA was being held in a guest-house, and that he had access to some luxuries.
After listening to the counsel, the judge ruled that Dasuki be given access to his lawyers and two members of his family at the DSS interview room on Tuesdays and Thursdays.