- The police has reacted to report that it stopped a planned protest by Sambo Dasuki's family members
- The family of the ex-national security adviser had staged a protest against the continued detention of their son
- Dasuki has remained in custody despite several court orders for his immediate release, prompting protest by his family
Sokoto police command has denied stopping the planned protest by family members of Sambo Dasuki over the continued detention of the former national security adviser by the federal government.
The family of the embattled Dasuki had on Monday, April 22, planned a protest march from the City campus of the Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto to state Government House to express their displeasure over his continued detention.
Legit.ng recalls that Dasuki has since 2015 been standing trial over gross mismanagement of N19.4 billion fund meant for counter-terrorism operation under former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
He has remained in the custody despite several court orders for his immediate release, prompting protest by his family.
But in a sudden twist, the proposed march was stopped, generating comment that the Dasuki family members were coerced into putting their protest on hold, TVC reports.
In reaction, the police public relations officer of Sokoto state command, Abubakar Sadiq Mohammed, said the family met with the police hierarchy in the state and a collective decision to halt the protest was unanimously reached.
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Legit.ng had earlier reported that Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) high court on Tuesday, April 2, fixed Monday, April 29 for trial to begin for Dasuki (rtd) and Ambassador Bashir Yuguda in the alleged misappropriation of N19.4 billion arms funds.
Charged along with Yuguda and Dasukigate are a former governor of Sokoto a state, Attahiru Bafarawa, his son, Sagir and his company Dalhatu Investment Limited.
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