After 4 years in captivity, Nigeria’s former security chief, Sambo Dasuki reunited with family
London, Dec. 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-After more than four years in captivity, a former Nigerian National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has been finally reunited with his family
The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Abubakar Malami, had ordered the DSS to release the former NSA, as well as the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Mr Omoyele Sowore
Dasuki who served as security adviser to Nigeria’s immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan was first arrested on December 1, 2015, by DSS and arraigned in court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over his involvement in a $2.1bn arms procurement fraud under the administration of his boss
After perfecting his bail granted by the court, Dasuki was released on December 29, 2015, but was immediately re-arrested by operatives of DSS.
He had remained in DSS custody until Tuesday night when he was freed under the directive of the Attorney General of Nigeria.
Dasuki was received by family members and well-wishers at his Asokoro, Abuja, residence Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has commended the Federal government for releasing former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki, and the leader of RevolutionNow Movement, Mr Omoyele Sowore, describing the gesture a Christmas gift.
The President of CAN, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, expressed the view in a statement signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant, Media and Communications to the CAN President, in Abuja on Tuesday.
Ayokunle described the gesture as a Christmas gift to Nigerians and “ a New Dawn for our democracy”.