The wife of embattled former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki, has raised the alarm over his poor state of health, pleading on the authorities to release him for medical treatment.
Mrs Dasuki, who created a scene at the headquarters of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) in Abuja on Tuesday night, pleaded with top officials of the security agency not to allow her husband die in custody.
She and other relations had waited patiently for Dasuki to completely meet his bail conditions as ordered by a federal high court sitting in Abuja last week – a surety with about N250million property within the jurisdiction of the court.
But immediately Dasuki was released from the Kuje prison where he was remanded, he was re-arrested by the DSS.
After several hours of trying to locate her husband, Mrs. Dasuki returned to the DSS headquarters and demanded to see him or in the alternative, be locked up with him.
She reportedly said: “Nigerians should help me beg the Federal Government, the DSS and other agencies to release my husband who did his best to serve this nation. He is ill, he needs medical attention, he is not pretending. I implore the DSS not to allow him to die in custody.
“I saw my husband and I felt dejected. He is not just well. Nigerians should assist him to get a reprieve. We (myself, the children and relations) are all destabilised. We don’t know what is happening because three courts have granted him bail. Why are they after him? Let those concerned respect the court by releasing my husband.
“There is no way my husband will run away from the country under any guise. They should please follow the rule of law and uphold his right to bail”.
A source said Mrs. Dasuki’s was allowed to see her embattled husband, who is standing trial for alleged diversion and sharing of $2.1 billion meant for purchase of arms for the Nigerian Armed Forces to combat insurgency.