without mincing words,
has expressed doubt
if his administration
would let the embattled
immediate past National
Security Adviser, Col.
SamboDasuki (rtd) go free
over the alleged misuse of
$2.1billion funds meant
for the purchase of fire
arms to fight Boko Haram
terrorists in North-East
In fact, Buhari is
optimistic that the court
of law would certainly
convict Dasukiwhen he
told Al Jazeera television
in an interview aired
yesterday that with the
revelation coming from
the arms probe, he is
afraid if the ex-NSA
would go free.
He said, “That is why
we are prosecuting those
who shared monies meant
to procure hardware
and software for the
military. It is easy to say
we have not recorded a
high-profile conviction
but there must be court
processes. However, with
the revelations coming
out from the arms probe,
you can imagine where
Dasuki will end up.”
Nigerian Pilot recalls
that during President
Buhari’s maiden
presidential chat held
Wednesday, December
30, 2015,he gave reasons
why his government has
refused to release Dasuki
despite several court
orders granting Dasuki
During that chat,
Buhari said Dasuki could
not be allowed to enjoy
any form of freedom due
to the enormity of his
He stated: “If you see
the atrocities these people
committed against this
country, we can’t allow
them to jump bail. Dasuki
was simply sharing
government’s money the
way he liked. They would
just say to Central Bank
give so and so, 40 billion
naira just like that; 40
Apparently, acting
on the presidential
directives, a high court
of the Federal Capital
Territory, FCT, presided
over by Justice Peter
Affen, last week, struck
out Dasuki’s application
seeking to stop his trial
pending his release from
Justice Affen held that
the ex-NSA failed to place
anything before him to
prove that the Economic
and Financial Crimes
Commission, EFCC, was
holding him after he was
granted bail, and that the
anti-graft agency did not
in any way act contrary
to court order because it
did not have Dasuki in its