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Nigeria Slams Former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki With Weapons Charges

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday charged to court for acts capable of undermining national security, the immediate past National Security Adviser, Rtd. Colonel Mohammed Sambo Dasuki.


In a press statement signed by Tony Opuiyo, the department recalled its search of properties belonging to the retired federal official in Abuja and Sokoto last month, adding that it arose from credible intelligence which linked Dasuki to illegal acts. 

The department further stated that the searches led to the recovery of a 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 punishable under section 27(i)(a)(i) of the Firearms Act Cap F28 LFN 2004,” it said.  “This is in line with democratic practice and our avowed commitment to the rule of law, in which nobody is deemed to be above the law no matter how highly placed in the society.”

The department noted that the public will be duly informed as the matter progresses, and recommitted itself to the fundamental role of providing adequate security for all Nigerians to enable them pursue their legitimate aspirations and businesses.