DSS Charges former national security adviser, Dasuki To Court

Sambo Dasuki
Sambo Dasuki

The Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday filed charges of alleged firearms possession against former national security adviser (NSA) to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (retd) before a federal high court.

In a statement signed by a DSS official, Tony Opuiyo, he said Dasuki was charged to court based on evidence so far obtained, but which relates to possession of firearms without licence, punishable under section 27(i)(a)(i) of the Firearms Act Cap F28 LFN 2004.

Dasuki’s arraignment was, however, stalled due to the absence of Justice Adeniyi Ademola, the vacation judge of the Federal High Court.

“You may recall that on 16th July, 2015, the Department of State Services carried out a search operation on properties belonging to the immediate past national security adviser, Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (Col/retd), in Abuja and Sokoto.

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“This action was necessitated by credible intelligence which linked him to acts capable of undermining national security. The search operation led to the recovery of a large cache of arms and ammunition among other things and for which further investigation was conducted.

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“Consequently, on Monday, August 24, 2015, he was charged to court based on evidence so far obtained, but which relates to possession of fire arms without license punishable under section 27(i)(a)(i) of the Firearms Act Cap F28 LFN 2004, Opuiyo stated.

The DSS said the action was in line with democratic practice and the agency’s avowed commitment to the rule of law, in which nobody is deemed to be above the law no matter how highly placed in the society.

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