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Former NSA Sambo Dasuki’s Father Discharged From $4,000 Per Night Hospital Treatment In London Clinic

Deposed Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki, the father of Nigeria’s embattled former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, was on Thursday evening discharged from a hospital in the United Kingdom where he had spent two months at a cost of at least $4,000 per night.


The hospital, the London Clinic, is the same facility where the Ooni of Ife, Oba Sijuade Okunade, died late last month.  Nigeria’s former leader, Goodluck Jonathan, was also treated there for stomach ailment a couple of years ago.  

The older Dasuki’s Sokoto home was searched by Nigeria’s security forces during his stay at the hospital as they looked for evidence of corruption against his son.  

The former Sultan was admitted to the clinic at 20 Devonshire Place, London W1G 6BW, two months ago.  He was first treated in the Critical Care department before being moved into a self-contained palatial section of the hotel where he was discharged tonight.

The cost of the former Sultan’s hospital stay was borne by the former NSA, who is embroiled in a weapons scam which took place during his tenure at a crucial time that Nigeria faced the insurgent group, Boko Haram.

Following SaharaReporters’ exposure of the scandal in weapons procurement involving Nigeria and Israel, the ex-NSA released a bunch of photos of what he claimed were sophisticated weapons he purchased to fight Boko Haram.  

Sambo Dasuki’s position however contradicts that of a former Chief of Defense Staff, Alex Badeh, who claimed Nigeria had not purchased any significant weaponry since 2006.  In the past several years, the Jonathan made heavy budgetary provisions not only for the Ministry of Defence, but for the Office of the NSA, but they have not been accounted for.