Nigeria's former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has been in the news lately over his travails with the Department of State Security Services (DSS).
The residence of Dasuki in the Asokoro district of Abuja was under siege by operatives of the DSS last week for almost 48 hours.
A report by Leadership says Dasuki may be arraigned this week on various allegations bordering on alleged intent to commit treasonable felony, arms running and money laundering, among others.
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A security source said, “It is true Dasuki may be arranged this week but I reliably gathered that he two is making a fast move to pre-empt that plan by challenging the invasion of his residence by the DSS operatives at the weekend.
“But barring all unforeseen circumstances, Dasuki would be arraigned on allegations bordering on intent to commit treasonable felony, money laundering running to several billions of Naira, gun running and other sundry issues.”
Another source in the Defence Ministry, revealed how Dasuki hijacked the budget implementation of the three forces that make up the military, along with those of the para-military agencies and all the security agencies in the country
According to him, Dasuki angered civil servants, top echelons of the military and the agencies who used to buy their arms and ammunition through the Defence Ministry, because he (Dasuki) stopped the practice.
“Dasuki was and remains the most powerful and influential NSA since that office was created. There is no way Dasuki would not be found alone in the purchase of arms for the military, including the controversial purchase of arms in the black market in faraway South Africa under Jonathan.
“Let me tell you, Dasuki was responsible for the purchase of every arms bought for the military in the ongoing war against terrorism. And not only that; he had what he called ‘soft approach’ where he was recruiting some Islamic clerics to reverse the indoctrination of terrorists arrested – all were under his command and even that ran into several billion of Naira.
“I remember the Cold War between him and the then Defence Minister, General Aliyu Gusau, over the matter. If he had known, Dasuki should have let go of the purchase of arms,” the source said.
Meanwhile, the Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, has described Dasuki’s arrest as a sign of dictatorship.