DSS Charges Dasuki To Court Over Illegal Possession Of Firearms

NSA-DASUKIThe immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) has been charged to court by the Department of State Security Services (DSS), over offenses related to possession of fire arms without license.
In a statement signed by one Tony Opuiyo on Monday, the DSS said after searching Dasuki’s houses on July 16, 2015 its men discovered large cache of arms and ammunition and has subsequently charged him to court.
The statement noted that the search was necessitated by credible intelligence, which linked the ex-NSA 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”, Opuiyo stated.
He noted that the crime is punishable under section 27(i) (a)(i) of the Firearms Act Cap F28 LFN 2004, adding that: “This is in line with democratic practice and our avowed commitment to the rule of law”.
He stressed that nobody was above the law no matter how highly placed in the society.
Mr. Dasuki was removed as NSA on Monday, July 13, by President Muhammadu Buhari and about 48 hours later, his Asokoro, Abuja residence and that of his father, deposed Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, was invaded by DSS operatives, who carried out a search on the properties.