The absence of the new Attorney-General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami, on Monday stalled the sitting of the Federal High Court in Abuja over the suit filed against the Federal Government by the former National Security Adviser to President Jonathan, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).
The court had summoned Malami to appear before it to explain why its order to allow Dasuki to travel abroad and vacate his Abuja residence has been flouted.
Security operatives are still keeping vigil at the Abuja residence of the former NSA.
Monday’s sitting of the court was very brief.
Counsel to Dasuki, Joseph Daudu (SAN), said the Solicitor-General of the Federation who appeared at the court said the AGN had just been appointed and needed time to be properly briefed on the case and other matters in the ministry.
Consequently, the court adjourned proceedings till next Monday to allow Malami appear before it.
The Federal Government had dragged Dasuki to court for allegedly being in possession of sophisticated arms and ammunition and for alleged money laudering.