Family members of the embattled former National Security Adviser, NSA, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) have said despite grave allegations of treasonable felony, corruption and abuse of power against the ex-NSA by the Department of State Services, DSS, they will leave the battle for God.
Consequently, the family has advised the ex-NSA not to go to court to seek redress.
Reacting to the reasons adduced by the DSS for the raids on Dasuki’s Abuja residence as well as the Sokoto residence of the deposed Sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki, a family member who spoke with Newsdiary online under condition of anonymity said, “I will call Sambo and tell him not to go to court. Leave them with God.”
He said the reasons adduced for the raids simply reinforced their suspicion that it was all down to vendetta over a 30 -year event over the putsch that sacked General Muhammadu Buhari in 1984. “It is pathetic that this could still happen. God is more powerful than everyone.”
The family member questioned some of the reasons given by the DSS asking that as a former NSA who fought terrorists seriously, are they saying he doesn’t need rifles for personal protection. He said, “This man as NSA dealt the biggest blow to the terrorists than all the NSAs so far, you remember? Are you saying he doesn’t need rifles?”
“He adduced similar counter argument for the bullet proof cars seized from the former NSA’s house in Abuja. He wondered why anyone should blame the former NSA for having bullet proof cars. “I know of private citizens who don’t hold positions in government who have not less than 5 bullet-proof cars. So what are they talking about?”
Speaking on the $40,000 found and seized in Sambo’s house, the family member wondered why this will be an issue. “You know this man is not from a poor family. Even before he became NSA, he could afford this amount of money. This thing is just about the 30 year old vendetta as we have been saying. It is very pathetic”, he insisted.
DSS, in its statement said, “Based on credible intelligence linking the immediate past NSA, Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (Col Rtd) with alleged plans to commit treasonable felony against the Nigerian State, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) conducted a search on the properties belonging to the former NSA, Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (Col Rtd). The properties are on Nos. 13, John Khadya Street; 46, Nelson Mandela Street, both at Asokoro, Abuja; and 3, Sabon Birni Road, Gwiwa Area, Sokoto, Sokoto State.
“The search operations was planned to be simultaneously conducted, but Dasuki refused the operatives entry into his main residence located at No. 13, John Khadya Street, Asokoro, despite being presented with a genuine and duly signed search warrant. Consequently, what was to last not more than two (2) hours, lasted more than ten (10) hours, up till the early hours of 17th July, 2015.
“Indeed, if not for the sense of maturity and professionalism of the officers and men assigned this task and the very good understanding and timely intervention of the new Chief of Army Staff, Tsukur Y. Buratai (Maj Gen), there would have been a clash between the Army operatives guarding the house and Service operatives, as Sambo directed the soldiers on duty not to allow any movement into his house, despite the subsisting court order. Sambo thereafter raised a false alarm to the military authorities to come to his aid as he failed to correctly tell the military that his property was about to be legitimately searched.


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