Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, was on Monday, 24th August, 2015, arraigned in court for possessing fire arms without licence.
A statement by Tony Opuiyo of the Department of State Services Abuja stated that the arraignment was sequel to the search operation carried out on Dasuki’s residences in Abuja and Sokoto by officials of DSS.
The DSS full statement reads:
“You may recall that on 16th July, 2015, the Department of State Services (DSS), carried out a search operation on properties belonging to the immediate past National Security Adviser, Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (Col/rtd), in Abuja and Sokoto.
“This action 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 punishable under section 27(i)(a)(i) of the Firearms Act Cap F28 LFN 2004.
“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.
Accordingly, the general public will be duly informed as the matter progresses.
“Meanwhile, the Service recommits itself to the fundamental role of providing adequate security for all Nigerians to enable them pursue their legitimate aspirations and businesses”.