Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki has been charged to court for possessing a firearm without a license.
There has been a great degree of drama in the case of the former NSA, as his arrest resulted in a two day siege of his residence by the DSS.
The Department of State Services released a statement yesterday confirming that Dasuki has indeed been charged.
“You may recall that on July 16, 2015, the Department of State Services carried out search operations on properties belonging to the immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (retd.), in Abuja and Sokoto.
“This action was necessitated by credible intelligence which linked him to acts capable of undermining national security. The search operations led to the recovery of large cache of arms and ammunition among other things and for which further investigation was conducted.
“?Consequently, on Monday 24, August, 2015, he was charged to court based on evidence so far obtained, but which relates to possession of firearms without licence punishable under section 27(i)(a)(i) of the Firearms Act Cap F28 LFN 2004.”
The service said Dasuki’s arraignment was 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.”