Former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, and five others have again denied the criminal charges brought against them by the federal government.
The former NSA, along with former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda and a former Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa and three others are on trial for allegedly squandering huge sums of money meant for supply of security equipment.
They were arraigned on a 22-count charge before Justice Peter Affem of the FCT High Court and when the charges were read to them, the accused persons denied the charges.
This prompted the prosecution counsel, Mr Rotimi Jacobs, to request for an adjournment till 2016 to enable him assemble his witnesses for trial.
Counsel to the second accused person, Mr Ahmed Raji raised the issue of bail for the accused persons, adding that motions for their bail had been filed and served on the prosecution.
With the consent of all the parties in the suit, the trial judge adjourned hearing in the bail application until December 16, 2015.
He also ordered that the accused persons be kept in the custody of the EFCC until the next adjourned date.