Deposed Sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki said operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, raided his Sokoto home without his permission.
The former Sultan, who was deposed by the regime of General Sani Abacha in 1996, expressed disgust over DSS’ action, stressing that the operatives should have sought his permission before entering his house.
Speaking to BBC Hausa service yesterday, the former sultan said, “The security forces should not have entered my house without seeking authority, because there is a difference between me and my son.”
The secret police stormed Dasuki’s Sokoto home in connection with allegations against his son and former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, a development that the younger Dasuki had earlier condemned.
The former NSA had earlier said his father was receiving medical attention in the United Kingdom when the incident happened, adding that he was being witch-hunted.
“I was fair to all as NSA. Even when I had security cause to act on some issues, inflammatory comments and actions against the government of the day by those in the opposition, I exercised restraint… I gave my best for this transition which led to the victory of the opposition over the ruling party,” he had said.
“They went to my father’s house, including breaking into the ceiling to look for incriminating documents. They broke a safe in my father’s house. Also, my sister kept a 20-year-old box in my father’s house; they also forced it open. What has my father got to do with this? And the old man is in hospital in London. He was shocked to hear that they broke into his house.”


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