The Department of State Security, DSS has today charged the immediate past national Security Adviser, Col Mohammed Sambo Dasuki to an Abuja High Court, over alleged illegal possession of firearms.
The DSS had on the 16th July, 2015, carried out a search operation on properties belonging to the immediate past National Security Adviser, Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (Col/rtd), in Abuja and Sokoto.
According to the service, the “action was necessitated by credible intelligence which linked him to acts capable of undermining national security. The search operation led to the recovery of large cache of arms and ammunition among other things and for which further investigation was conducted.”
A statement signed by a staff of the Service, Tony Opuiyo, noted that, Col Dasuki was charged to Court today Monday 24th August, 2015.
“He was charged to court based on evidence so far obtained, but which relates to possession of fire arms without license punishable under section 27(i)(a)(i) of the Firearms Act Cap F28 LFN 2004.
“This is 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. Accordingly, the general public will be duly informed as the matter progresses.
“Meanwhile, the Service recommits itself to the fundamental role of providing adequate security for all Nigerians to enable them pursue their legitimate aspirations and businesses”, the statement concluded.