The former sultan Ibrahim Dasuki who is the father of the former national security adviser Sambo Dasuki, has expressed shock at the invasion of his Sokoto home by the Department of State Services (DSS) operatives.
On Monday the 18th Sultan of Sokoto said that at 94 years of age, he was surprised that his residence could be invaded by security officials without being given the courtesy of being informed.
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He explained that he had never been found wanting in all the places he had worked throughout his days as a youth.
Dasuki stated: "I don’t know what they were looking for in my house. Even, I have not spoken with a member of my staff who they opened the house with. They entered into the ceiling of rooms belonging to women and no one said they found anything.They entered my portion of the house, there were two safes, they said they found an old Certificate of Occupancy of a house and that in one, they found an empty envelop, that is what they said.”
The former Sultan said: “All I have heard is hearsay and if he told me what happened, in the end, like I did before, I will leave everything to Allah.”
He wondered that DSS operatives did not go to Sambo Dasuki’s house, while they went to his house. Dasuki explained that he was not averse to authorities questioning his son for his actions or inactions while in office.
“Sambo worked; they should ask him,” he said. Dasuki noted that even the constitution and the nation’s relevant laws stipulate that he should be informed before security officials entered his house.
According to a three page statement released on Saturday night signed by Tony Opuiyo, the agency stated that the 24-hour siege of the Abuja residence of Dasuki was to prevent “attempts to commit treasonable felony”.
Dasuki was sacked together with all other security chiefs on July 13, Monday.