Department of State Services, DSS, says it has charged the immediate past National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) to court over offences related to possession of fire arms without license.
According to a statement issued by the presumed spokesman for the Service, Tony Opuiyo, after searching Dasuki’s houses on July 16, 2015, the DSS discovered large cache of arms and ammunition.
Opuiyo explained that the discovery is the reason for prosecuting the retired army officer.
Opuiyo stated that the search was necessitated by credible intelligence which linked him to acts capable of undermining national security.
“The search operation led to the recovery of large cache of arms and ammunition among other things and for which further investigation was conducted.
“Consequently, on Monday, 24th August, 2015, he was charged to court based on evidence so far obtained, but which relates to possession of fire arms without license,” Opuiyo stated.
He noted that the crime is punishable under section 27(i) (a) (i) of the Firearms Act Cap F28 LFN 2004, adding that: “This is in line with democratic practice and our avowed commitment to the rule of law.”
Opuiyo emphasised that nobody was above the law, no matter how highly placed in the society.
Nigerian Pilot recalls that operatives of the DSS had stormed the Abuja residence of the ex-NSA, located at 13, John Khadiya Street, Asokoro District, placing him and his friend, Col. Bello Fadile (rtd) under house arrest for 24 hours between Thursday, July 16 to Friday, July 17, 2015.
Another set of the secret Police operatives had also laid siege on a property belonging to Dasuki’s father in Sokoto, holding the occupants hostage and searching the whole building.
Dasuki was removed as NSA on Monday, July 13, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari after serving for three years. He was appointed on June 22, 2012 by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

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